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Getting a URL Parameter with javascript
function getAllUrlParams(url) {
// get query string from url (optional) or window
var queryString = url ? url.split('?')[1] : window.location.search.slice(1);
// we'll store the parameters here
var obj = {};
// if query string exists
if (queryString) {
// stuff after # is not part of query string, so get rid of it
queryString = queryString.split('#')[0];
// split our query string into its component parts
var arr = queryString.split('&');
for (var i = 0; i < arr.length; i++) {
// separate the keys and the values
var a = arr[i].split('=');
// set parameter name and value (use 'true' if empty)
var paramName = a[0];
var paramValue = typeof (a[1]) === 'undefined' ? true : a[1];
// (optional) keep case consistent
paramName = paramName.toLowerCase();
if (typeof paramValue === 'string') paramValue = paramValue.toLowerCase();
// if the paramName ends with square brackets, e.g. colors[] or colors[2]
if (paramName.match(/\[(\d+)?\]$/)) {
// create key if it doesn't exist
var key = paramName.replace(/\[(\d+)?\]/, '');
if (!obj[key]) obj[key] = [];
// if it's an indexed array e.g. colors[2]
if (paramName.match(/\[\d+\]$/)) {
// get the index value and add the entry at the appropriate position
var index = /\[(\d+)\]/.exec(paramName)[1];
obj[key][index] = paramValue;
} else {
// otherwise add the value to the end of the array
obj[key].push(paramValue);
}
} else {
// we're dealing with a string
if (!obj[paramName]) {
// if it doesn't exist, create property
obj[paramName] = paramValue;
} else if (obj[paramName] && typeof obj[paramName] === 'string'){
// if property does exist and it's a string, convert it to an array
obj[paramName] = [obj[paramName]];
obj[paramName].push(paramValue);
} else {
// otherwise add the property
obj[paramName].push(paramValue);
}
}
}
}
return obj;
}
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