teelou teelou - 5 months ago 28x
Javascript Question

Parse URL with jquery/ javascript?

How do I parse an url with jquery/ javascript?

For instance I have this in my string,


I want to get the value of

I know I can do this easily with php with
, but I want to know if it is possible with javascrip.


You can use a trick of creating an a-element, add the url to it, and then use its Location object.

function parseUrl( url ) {
    var a = document.createElement('a');
    a.href = url;
    return a;


Which will output: ?img_id=33

You could also use php.js to get the parse_url function in JavaScript.

Update (2012-07-05)

I would recommend using the excellent URI.js library if you need to do anything more than super simple URL handling.