How to Use a JavaScript Query String Parser

By Joseph Myers

You may be saying, "That's great. How do I use it?" It's very, very easy.

Note: The script probably won't work on your local computer if you have a recent browser. Due to cross-site scripting vulnerabilities some browsers won't load the files from when they're used in a local file, due to the possibility of malicious scripts accessing local files.

An example of output from the query string:

is this:

Another Example

You can see an example of a form which submits information to itself and uses JavaScript to produce dynamic behavior after interpreting the query string by looking at the JavaScript Form Processor.

A copy of the code is here:


If you have questions at all, please send me an e-mail (e_mayilme[at] or visit my Web site.

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