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Using VAriable in replace() using javascript

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Can I use variable in replace function for old and new string? I know that old new string can be variable.  How abt old string? Replace all "The" to "Ze" using variable not literals.

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<html>
<body>
 
<script type="text/javascript">
var str = "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring"; 
 
var news = "ze";
 var old = "The"
var result = str.replace(/old/gi,news);
 
document.write(result);
</script>
 
</body>
</html>

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by:Michel Plungjan
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<html>
<body>
 
<script type="text/javascript">
var str = "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring"; 
 
var news = "ze";
var old = "The"
var reg = new RegExp(old,"gi")
var result = str.replace(reg,news);
 
document.write(result);
</script>
 
</body>
</html>

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Don't menzion ze war
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by:ahmeix0l
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I think  str.replace(old,news); also does the job,
Thanks dude.
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by:Michel Plungjan
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Not completely since you miss the gi.
Ps: my name is Michel :)
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by:Michel Plungjan
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<html>
<body>
 
<script type="text/javascript">
var str = "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring"; 
 
var news = "ze";
var old = "The"
var reg = new RegExp(old,"gi")
var result = str.replace(reg,news);
 
document.write(result);
var result = str.replace(old,news);
document.write('<hr>');
document.write(result);
 
</script>
 
</body>
</html>

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