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if statement wildcard



3:35 pm on Feb 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Basically Im wondering how to go about using a wildcard in an if statement.

Example being:

function blah()
var something="thisisatopsecretmessage"
if (something==*secret*)
document.write("Found Secret")
document.write("No Secret Found")

I know this is no doubt very basic, but how would I go about changing the if so its basically 'If something has secret in it, do this, else, do that'.


3:39 pm on Feb 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

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You'll need to use Regular Expressions -


5:49 pm on Feb 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Or, you could use the indexOf function.

if (something.indexOf("secret") > -1)

indexOf returns the location of the first occurance of the string "secret" within something. If it's not found, it returns -1.


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