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The searchParams property of the URL interface returns a URLSearchParams object allowing to access the GET query arguments contained in the URL.


var urlSearchParams = URL.searchParams;


URLSearchParams object.


If the URL of your page is https://example.com/?name=Jonathan&age=18 you could parse out the 'name' and 'age' parameters using:

let params = (new URL(document.location)).searchParams;
let name = params.get("name"); // is the string "Jonathan"
let age = parseInt(params.get("age")); // is the number 18


Specification Status Comment
The definition of 'searchParams' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
Basic support 51.0 ? ? ? ?
Feature Android Android Webview Firefox Mobile (Gecko) Firefox OS IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile Chrome for Android
Basic support 51.0 51.0 ? ? ? ? ? 51.0

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