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split Method 

Returns the array of strings that results when a string is separated into substrings.

function split([ separator : { String | RegExp } [, limit : Number]]) : Array


Optional. A string or an instance of a Regular Expression object identifying one or more characters to use in separating the string. If omitted, a single-element array containing the entire string is returned.


Optional. A value used to limit the number of elements returned in the array.

The result of the split method is an array of strings split at each point where separator occurs in the string. The separator is not returned as part of any array element.

The following example illustrates the use of the split method.

function SplitDemo(){
   var s, ss;
   var s = "The rain in Spain falls mainly in the plain.";
   // Split at each space character.
   ss = s.split(" ");