JS - URL parsing to extract a particular parameter value

Posted on 2010-01-12
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I'm familiar in PHP, but not JS -
i have a page where its URL would end in the form:

I need to extract the value for the $_GET['p']   variable.
Is this possible to do in JS?

the reason i need it in JS  is because it's in the header, ahead of the execution of PHP-generated  content.

Question by:willsherwood
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Hello willsherwood,

Check the gup function here : http://www.netlobo.com/url_query_string_javascript.html

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leakim971 earned 2000 total points
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Work too :

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<script language="javascript">
	function displayP() {
		var url = "http://www.google.php?p=456&jp=j&n=Ac";
		alert( url.substring( url.indexOf("?")+2 ,url.indexOf("&", url.indexOf("?")+2) ) );
<body onload="displayP();">

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thank you!!!
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You're welcome! Thanks for the points!

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