HTML | DOM Location protocol Property

The Location protocol property in HTML is used to return the protocol or set the protocol of the current URL. It returns a string which contains the protocol of the current URL, including the colon (:).


  • location.protocol

    It returns the protocol property.

  • location.protocol = protocol

    It is used to set the protocol property.

Property Value: This method accepts single value protocol of string type. It is used to set the protocol of URL. The possible value of protocol are- file:, ftp:, http:, https: etc.

Below program illustrates the Location protocol property in HTML:


<!DOCTYPE html>
        <title>DOM Location protocol Property</title
            h1 { 
            h2 {
                font-family: Impact;
            body { 
        <h2>DOM Location protocol Property</h2
        <p>For returning the protocol of the current URL, 
        double click the "Return Protocol" button: </p>
        <button ondblclick="myprotocol()">Return Protocol</button>
        <p id="pro"></p>
            function myprotocol() {
                var p = location.protocol;
                document.getElementById("pro").innerHTML = p;


After click on the button:

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by Location protocol property are listed below:

  • Google Chrome
  • Apple Safari
  • Firefox
  • Opera
  • Internet Explorer

This article is attributed to GeeksforGeeks.org

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