Yarin Yarin - 22 days ago 6
Javascript Question

Parsing URL hash/fragment identifier with JavaScript

Looking for a way to parse key pairs out of the hash/fragment of a URL into an object/associative array with JavaScript/JQuery

Answer

Check out: jQuery BBQ

jQuery BBQ is designed for parsing things from the url (query string or fragment), and goes a bit farther to simplify fragment-based history. This is the jQuery plugin Yarin was looking for before he put together a pure js solution. Specifically, the deparam.fragment() function does the job. Have a look!

(The support site I'm working on uses an asynchronous search, and because BBQ makes it trivial to tuck entire objects into the fragment I use it to 'persist' my search parameters. This gives my users history states for their searches, and also allows them to bookmark useful searches. Best of all, when QA finds a search defect they can link straight to the problematic results!)