Category Archives: JavaScript

Get various parts of URL using JavaScript

Recently I wanted to get a domain name of the page on which I was currently on. I was trying to parse the entire URL of the page and then parse it using regular expressions etc. to get the domain name. I was able to get the required information using this method, but then I thought that this is something for which there should be an easier way, and indeed there is an easier way.

We can use the Location Object to get all the various parts of the URL. (e.g. window.location.href to get the entire URL)

Note: There is no public standard that applies to the location object, but all major browsers support it.
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Cachebuster code in JavaScript

The JavaScript, CSS and other files used in a website are often cached by the browser. Sometimes we might want the browser to always fetch the file from the server instead of from the cache. To do this we can use a cachebuster code to make the browser think that every time it is fetching a new file.

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