Javascript – Getting URL Values

I found this nice function at Snipplr. This is a simple function but the thought behind such a simple function amazed me. I used to get the query string values using <% %> and adding the values to a hidden span. This is much more effective since it gets the values in name value pairs.

// Read a page's GET URL variables and return them as an associative array.
function getUrlVars()
 var vars = [], hash;
 var hashes = window.location.href.slice(window.location.href.indexOf('?') + 1).split('&');

 for(var i = 0; i < hashes.length; i++)
 hash = hashes[i].split('=');
 vars[hash[0]] = hash[1];

 return vars;

Hope this helps.

Happy Programming!!!



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