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iLochie
07-18-2011, 08:32 PM
Hey there, I'm looking to have some functionality similar to Twitter in that pages are loaded through ajax depending on the path that is shown in the URI hash.

For example: http://twitter.com/#!/BarackObama/following

I could just split the string by "/" but I want it to work if you enter a bunch of forward slashes as well, or none at all (only for the first forward slash), here's an example:

http://twitter.com/#///////////BarackObama/following
http://twitter.com/#BarackObama/following
http://twitter.com/#/BarackObama

The hash would be broken down into multiple parts, the first parameter (ie. BarackObama) would be the first returned value from the match, the second would be the rest of the parameters.

Here are examples of what the hash would be, and what I would like in return.

Hash:
1. http://twitter.com/#/BarackObama/following/test
2. http://twitter.com/#///////////BarackObama/following
3. http://twitter.com/#BarackObama

Returned value from RegExp match:
1. BarackObama,following/test
2. BarackObama,following
3. BarackObama

Hope that makes it pretty clear. I also have this so far, but it returns both a comma separated list, but also the original string.


/([0-9A-z]+)\/?(.*)/

devnull69
07-18-2011, 08:42 PM
Try this:


var myURL = 'put URL in here';
var myMatch = myURL.match(/#\/*([A-z0-9]+)\/*(.*)$/);
if(myMatch) {
for(i=1; i<myMatch.length; i++) {
alert(myMatch[i]);
}
}

iLochie
07-18-2011, 08:49 PM
ERM, edit: I'm still having the same problem as before, the first returned value is the entire string. Edit again: Nevermind, I see you have to start at key #1 to return the first value, as opposed to #0.



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