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Parses strings that looks like a series of key-value pairs separated with commas into shallow objects. It's handy for parsing data-attributes with multiple values. It handles definititions with or without double or single quotes, and it will automaticly cast numbers to numbers and false/true to booleans, if they aren't surrounded by quotes.

More details in the specifications generated from the test suite.


parseDataString('foo: bar, num: 1, isTrue: true, href: http://myserver');
// {foo: 'bar', num: 1, isTrue: true, href: 'http://myserver'}


The parser is wrapped with an UMD wrapper (, so you can use it together with an AMD loader like Require.js, with node's require or just by including it in your scripts.