Changing that would reload the page.
Certainly, if you clicked on a link, that would reload the page with whatever query string(or lack thereof). What I'm trying to find out is if there is a "non-actionable" method like "window.location.hash" that immediately affects the text in the address bar without actually invoking an href or onclick. Is there something like "window.location.querystring"?
Changing the location reloads the page, which is a measure that helps prevent phishing attacks.