How to parse a url in JavaScript

Sure there are plugins that will do this for you, but here's a quick and easy way.

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var parser = document.createElement("a");
parser.href = "http://howchoo.com:8000/interests?query=1#bottom";
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parser.protocol; // =>"http:"
parser.hostname; // => "howchoo.com"
parser.port; // =>"8000"
parser.pathname; // => "/interests"
parser.search; // => "?query=1"
parser.hash; // => "#bottom"
parser.host; // => "howchoo.com:8000"
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