jQuery Get Current Page URL

jQuery code snippet to get the current web page full url and store it in a variable for use with other scripts. This is the url you see in your address bar.

$(document).ready(function() {
    //jquery
    $(location).attr('href');

    //pure javascript
    var pathname = window.location.pathname;
   
    // to show it in an alert window
    alert(window.location);
});


There is also this function that may help when determining absolute paths.

function getAbsolutePath() {
    var loc = window.location;
    var pathName = loc.pathname.substring(0, loc.pathname.lastIndexOf('/') + 1);
    return loc.href.substring(0, loc.href.length - ((loc.pathname + loc.search + loc.hash).length - pathName.length));
}