[thelist] help request: accessing url vars in javascript

Scott Harman scott at enteractiontv.com
Tue Mar 4 07:37:00 CST 2003

Good morning all,
I'm been fiddling with one of Jeff's examples
(http://members.evolt.org/jeff/code/js_url_variables/index.cfm) and am
having a problem accessing the variables in the right manner.

I'm trying to send a string (from php) containing a timestamp variable
named wplay_loc in this format, and then appending the referring url
called ref:

Now, the javascript seems to be working correctly to a point, but
instead of seperating out both named strings as variables - it returns
only a single variable named wplay_loc.

I've not modified Jeff's code in any way:
<script language=javascript>
  var qs = location.search.substring(1);
  var nv = qs.split('&');
  var url = new Object();
  for(i = 0; i < nv.length; i++)
    eq = nv[i].indexOf('=');
    url[nv[i].substring(0,eq).toLowerCase()] =
unescape(nv[i].substring(eq + 1));
And as far as I can tell, this is the correct syntax for my site.
The issue is that I need a popup, to carry the timestamp variable to an
embedded windows media player, and as such I'm using an interstital page
to convert my php variables to javascript, and return the user from the
referring page.

Can anyone shed any light on what I'm seeing here?
Can also post relevant code snippets so you can see where I'm coming

All the best,


scott harman
head of engineering and IT

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