Prototype - Hash toQueryString() Method


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This method turns a hash into its URL-encoded query string representation.

This is a form of serialization, and is mostly useful to provide complex parameter sets for stuff such as objects in the Ajax namespace (e.g. Ajax.Request).

Undefined-value pairs will be serialized as if empty-valued. Array-valued pairs will get serialized with one name/value pair per array element. All values get URI-encoded using JavaScript's native encodeURIComponent function.

Syntax

hash.toQueryString();

Return Value

Returns a URL-encoded query string.

Example

<html>
   <head>
      <title>Prototype examples</title>
      <script type = "text/javascript" src = "/javascript/prototype.js"></script>
      
      <script>
         function showResult() {
            var h = $H({action:'ship',order_id:123,fees: ['f1', 'f2']});
            alert( "h.toQueryString() : " + h.toQueryString() );
         }
      </script>
   </head>

   <body>
      <p>Click the button to see the result.</p>
      <br />
      <br />
      <input type = "button" value = "Result" onclick = "showResult();"/>
   </body>
</html>

Output


prototype_hash_processing.htm

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