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Detect Webview URL Change

I'm trying to sort out what event to attach to to detect when a webview's url (location) changes.

The sequence of events would be:

  1. Open webview to http://domain-a.com

  2. User completes form, gets redirected to http://my-totally-different-domain.com

  3. Redirect triggers Titanium webview event which I capture.

— asked September 8th 2010 by Michael Buckbee
  • location
  • mobile
  • url
  • webview

2 Answers

  • The following code will fire whenever the url of the webview changes:

        Ti.API.debug('The URL changed to '+webView.url);

    And this code will fire whenever the webview redirects to the page you specify, if you put this code within the event listener:

    var params = "";
    var parts = (webView.url).replace(/[?&]+([^=&]+)=([^&]*)/gi, function(m,key,value) {
        params = params + m;
    url_base = (webView.url).replace(params,'');
    if (url_base == "http://www.example.com") {
        Ti.API.debug('we have arrived at the page you're waiting for');

    For other methods of firing events from webviews, see this post.

    — answered March 25th 2011 by Joe iEntry
    • right

      — commented March 25th 2011 by Emrah Mehmedov
    • Note that this regex will not handle query params missing equals signs such as:


      For that you could try something like:

      replace(/[?&]+([^=&]+)(=([^&]*))?/gi, ...)

      — commented February 6th 2015 by Benjamin Drucker
  • Set height to webView


    — answered January 19th 2015 by Arun Shejul
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