oshirowanen oshirowanen - 7 months ago 24
Javascript Question

Last segment of URL

How do I get the last segment of a url? I have the following script which displays the full url of the anchor tag clicked:

$(".tag_name_goes_here").live('click', function(event)
{
event.preventDefault();
alert($(this).attr("href"));
});


If the url is

http://mywebsite/folder/file


how do I only get it to display the "file" part of the url in the alert box?

Answer

You can also use the lastIndexOf() function to locate the last occurrence of the / character in your URL, then the substr() function to return the substring starting from that location:

var href = $(this).attr("href");
window.alert(href.substr(href.lastIndexOf('/') + 1));

That way, you'll avoid creating an array containing all your URL segments, as split() does.

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