I tried  the following

var editRegExp = /(^.*?)([^\/]*)\/edit\?(.*$)/;

var edit_link = $('edit_user').down('a');
var match = editRegExp.exec(edit_link.href.toString());

on this url  :

  /admin/users/4c6a275ea326cb01f4000001/edit?locale=en

seems to work , maybe a better writing ?



On 19 août, 15:10, Erwin <yves_duf...@mac.com> wrote:
> Hi Dave .. sorry to ask you an additional trick ...  but as you are
> qui good in RegExp ...
>
> what if the href is as following :
>
>   /admin/users/4c6a275ea326cb01f4000001/edit?locale=en
>
> in this case (^.*?) is getting the 'edit' string, not the id number :
> 4c6a275ea326cb01f4000001
>
> btw : which tutorial do you recommend to get a better understanding of
> RegExp ..?  (I found some of them w good explanation but few
> examples;..)
>
> erwin
>
> On 18 août, 19:27, Dave Kibble <davekib...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> > you might find this regular expression useful:
>
> > var myRegExp = /(^.*?)([^\/]*)\?(.*$)/;
> > var match = myRegExp.exec(link.href.toString());
> > alert(match[1] + '\n' + match[2] + '\n' + match[3]);

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