Exploding a string into an array in Javascript.

Found the function below at webreference. It will take a string and explode it into an array. Neato huh?

In my project, I had one field in a form where the user would enter several email addresses seperated by semi-colon’s. I wanted to validate that each email address was valid, but first you have to seperate the long string.

function explodeArray(item,delimiter) {
tempArray=new Array(1);
var Count=0;
var tempString=new String(item);
while (tempString.indexOf(delimiter)>0) {
return tempArray;

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