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Simple javascript that loads a URL variable into a form input tag

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I'm sending an email campaign. There will be a link from the email campaign that sends subscribers to a landing page. The landing page link from the email will include the email address of the subscriber through a variable. Something like this:
http://www.URL.com/?EMAIL=@EMAIL@

The landing page will have a single input field and a submit button. I'd like to pre-populate that field with the email address from the URL using javascript.

How can I do this?
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Question by:joibrooks
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by:Randy Downs
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Try this
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/4877966/pass-a-simple-url-variable-into-and-input-field-via-javascript

document.getElementById("input_id").value = location.search.replace('?','');

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leakim971 earned 500 total points
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use this gup function for example : http://snipplr.com/view/9275/

and use :
window.onload = function() {
    document.getElementById("YOUR_INPUT_FIELD_ID").value = gup("EMAIL");
}
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by:joibrooks
ID: 38745087
@leakim971 that worked except I'm getting too much information passed through. This was in the input field:

myemail@address.com%3fEMAIL%3d%40EMAIL%40

How can I strip the rest of the information out? Sample of the code I used is attached.

<script language="javascript">
var gup = function( name ) {
    var results = (new RegExp("[\\?&]"+name+"=([^&#]*)")).exec(window.location.href);
    if ( results == null ) {return ""}
    else {return results[1]}
};

window.onload = function() {
    document.getElementById("emailaddie").value = gup("EMAIL");
}
</script>

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Thank you!
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by:leakim971
ID: 38745119
Why do you put all this information?
Parameter in a URL must be separate by the << & >>
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by:joibrooks
ID: 38745374
It looks like the script is not parsing the data that includes and follows the << ? >>.


So, in this URL...
http://www.URL.com/?EMAIL=@EMAIL@

The script is capturing:
myemail@address.com%3fEMAIL%3d%40EMAIL%40

%3fEMAIL%3d%40EMAIL%40 is equal to ?EMAIL=@EMAIL@

Have I made myself clear?
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by:joibrooks
ID: 38745393
Hold on! I've found the error. You were correct in asking me why so much info. There was a typo. The solution is fine! Thank you!!
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