jQuery Snippet #1: URL Parameter Fetching

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// Read a page's GET URL variables and return them as an associative array. function getUrlVars() { var vars = [], hash; var hashes = window.location.href.slice(window.location.href.indexOf('?') + 1).split('&'); for(var i = 0; i < hashes.length; i++) { hash = hashes[i].split('='); vars.push(hash[0]); vars[hash[0]] = hash[1]; } return vars; }

When executed, this function will return a beautiful string-indexed array of your hacking pleasures.

Thanks, Roshambo and jQuery HowTo!