URL: search property

The search property of the URL interface is a search string, also called a query string, that is a string containing a '?' followed by the parameters of the URL.

Modern browsers provide the URL.searchParams property to make it easy to parse out the parameters from the query string.

Note: This feature is available in Web Workers


A string.


const url = new URL(
console.log(url.search); // Logs "?q=123"


URL Standard
# dom-url-search

Browser compatibility

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See also

  • The URL interface it belongs to.