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    This is an experimental technology, part of the ECMAScript 6 (Harmony) proposal.
    Because this technology's specification has not stabilized, check the compatibility table for usage in various browsers. Also note that the syntax and behavior of an experimental technology is subject to change in future version of browsers as the spec changes.


    The endsWith() method determines whether a string ends with the characters of another string, returning true or false as appropriate.


    str.endsWith(searchString[, position])


    The characters to be searched for at the end of this string.
    Optional. Search within this string as if this string were only this long; defaults to this string's actual length, clamped within the range established by this string's length.


    This method lets you determine whether or not a string ends with another string.


    Example: Using endsWith()

    var str = 'To be, or not to be, that is the question.';
    console.log(str.endsWith('question.')); // true
    console.log(str.endsWith('to be'));     // false
    console.log(str.endsWith('to be', 19)); // true


    This method has been added to the ECMAScript 6 specification and may not be available in all JavaScript implementations yet. However, you can polyfill String.prototype.endsWith() with the following snippet:

    if (!String.prototype.endsWith) {
      String.prototype.endsWith = function(searchString, position) {
          var subjectString = this.toString();
          if (position === undefined || position > subjectString.length) {
            position = subjectString.length;
          position -= searchString.length;
          var lastIndex = subjectString.indexOf(searchString, position);
          return lastIndex !== -1 && lastIndex === position;


    Specification Status Comment
    ECMAScript 6 (ECMA-262)
    The definition of 'String.prototype.endsWith' in that specification.
    Release Candidate Initial definition.

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
    Basic support 41 17 (17) Not supported Not supported Not supported
    Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support Not supported 36 17.0 (17) Not supported Not supported Not supported

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