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current property (history)

Browser support:
Returns the URL of the current document in the history array.
This property requires the UniversalBrowserRead privilege in Firefox.


You can find the related objects in the Supported by objects section below.
This property is read-only.

Possible values:

String that represents the URL.
Default: this property has no default value.

Example HTML code 1:

This example illustrates the use of the current property:
    <script type="text/javascript">
        function GetCurrentURL () {
                // UniversalBrowserRead privilege is required in Firefox
            try {
                if (window.netscape && { // Firefox
            catch (e) {
                alert ("UniversalBrowserRead privilege is required in Firefox!");

            if ('current' in window.history) {
                alert (window.history.current);
            else {
                alert ("Your browser does not support this example!");
    <button onclick="GetCurrentURL ()">Get the current URL!</button>
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