Hello guys,

I have this javascript code that I want to standardize or I want to recode to make it more standard. I have also a basis on how to to this. But since I am new with Javascript, I really need your help.

The javascript that I need to standardize:

PHP Code:
    function updateQS(sNamesValblnPost)
    {
        var 
qs self.location.search;
        
        if (
qs == '')
        {
            
qs "?" sName "=" escape(sVal);
        }
        else
        {
            if (
qs.indexOf(sName) == -1)
            {
                
qs qs "&" sName "=" escape(sVal);
            }
            else
            {
                
qs = eval('qs.replace(/(\\?|\\&)' sName '=([^\\&]*)/, "$1' sName '=' escape(sVal) + '")');
            }
        }
        
        if (
blnPost)
        {
            
self.location.replace("ProjectSearch.asp" qs);
        }
    } 

My basis, this is already standard:


PHP Code:
    function updateSort(pageURLnewSortColcurrentSortColcurrentSortOrder)
    {
        var 
newSortOrder
        
        
//switch ascending to descending (and vice-versa)
        
if (currentSortOrder == 'ASC')
        {
            
newSortOrder 'DESC';
        }
        else
        {
            
newSortOrder 'ASC';
        }
        
        
//sortCol is in the querystring, so we have to replace the value of it and determine what sort order to use
        
if (newSortCol != currentSortCol)
        {
            
//new sort column so force ascending
            
newSortOrder 'ASC';
        }
        
        
//this function alters the URL's querystring for sorting purposes and then refreshes the page (using location.replace)
        
var qs self.location.search;
        
        if (
qs == '')
        {
            
//if the current querystring is blank then just add the sorting column and sorting order
            
qs '?sortCol=' newSortCol '&sortOrder=' newSortOrder;
        }
        else
        {
            
//if the current querystring is non-blank we have to replace the existing sorting column and sorting order (if any)
            
if (qs.indexOf('sortCol') == -1)
            {
                
//sortCol is not in the querystring, so you can append it to the end as a new variable and assume order is ascending
                
qs qs '&sortCol=' newSortCol '&sortOrder=' newSortOrder;
            }
            else
            {
                
//replace the value of sortCol
                
qs = eval('qs.replace(/(\\?|\\&)' 'sortCol' '=([^\\&]*)/, "$1' 'sortCol' '=' newSortCol '")');
                
                
//replace the value of sortOrder
                
qs = eval('qs.replace(/(\\?|\\&)' 'sortOrder' '=([^\\&]*)/, "$1' 'sortOrder' '=' newSortOrder '")');
            }
        }
        
        
//2...replace the location
        
self.location.replace(pageURL qs);
    } 

Problem: Make the updateQS function as standard as updateSort function.

Any advised, codes will be appreciated, thanks in advanced.