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Change URL and redirect using jQuery

Posted by: admin November 29, 2017 Leave a comment

Questions:

I have some code like this,

<form id="abc">
  <input type="text" id="txt" />
</form>

and now I want to redirect like this,

var temp = $("#txt").val();
url = "http:abc.com/" + temp;
window.location.replace(url);
or
window.location(url);

Is there anyway in jQuery to solve this? It still lets me have url = http://abc.com.

Answers:

As mentioned in the other answers, you don’t need jQuery to do this; you can just use the standard properties.

However, it seems you don’t seem to know the difference between window.location.replace(url) and window.location = url.

  1. window.location.replace(url) replaces the current location in the address bar by a new one. The page that was calling the function, won’t be included in the browser history. Therefore, on the new location, clicking the back button in your browser would make you go back to the page you were viewing before you visited the document containing the redirecting JavaScript.
  2. window.location = url redirects to the new location. On this new page, the back button in your browser would point to the original page containing the redirecting JavaScript.

Of course, both have their use cases, but it seems to me like in this case you should stick with the latter.

P.S.: You probably forgot two slashes after http: on line 2 of your JavaScript:

url = "http://abc.com/" + temp;

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tell you the true, I still don’t get what you need, but

window.location(url);

should be

window.location = url;

a search on window.location reference will tell you that.

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jQuery does not have an option for this, nor should it have one. This is perfectly valid javascript and there is no reason for jQuery to provide wrapper functions for this.

jQuery is just a library on top of javascript, even if you use jQuery you can still use normal javascript.

Btw window.location is not a function but a property which you should set like this:

window.location = url;

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var temp="/yourapp/";
$(location).attr('href','http://abcd.com'+temp);

Try this…
used as an alternative

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Try this…

$("#abc").attr("action", "/yourapp/" + temp).submit();

What it means:

Find a form with id “abc”, change it’s attribute named “action” and then submit it…

This works for me… !!!