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(function() {
    /**Array*/
    // Production steps of ECMA-262, Edition 5, 15.4.4.14
    // Reference: http://es5.github.io/#x15.4.4.14
    if (!Array.prototype.indexOf) {
        Array.prototype.indexOf = function(searchElement, fromIndex) {
            var k;
            // 1. Let O be the result of calling ToObject passing
            //    the this value as the argument.
            if (null === this || undefined === this) {
                throw new TypeError('"this" is null or not defined');
            }
            var O = Object(this);
            // 2. Let lenValue be the result of calling the Get
            //    internal method of O with the argument "length".
            // 3. Let len be ToUint32(lenValue).
            var len = O.length >>> 0;
            // 4. If len is 0, return -1.
            if (len === 0) {
                return -1;
            }
            // 5. If argument fromIndex was passed let n be
            //    ToInteger(fromIndex); else let n be 0.
            var n = +fromIndex || 0;
            if (Math.abs(n) === Infinity) {
                n = 0;
            }
            // 6. If n >= len, return -1.
            if (n >= len) {
                return -1;
            }
            // 7. If n >= 0, then Let k be n.
            // 8. Else, n<0, Let k be len - abs(n).
            //    If k is less than 0, then let k be 0.
            k = Math.max(n >= 0 ? n : len - Math.abs(n), 0);
            // 9. Repeat, while k < len
            while (k < len) {
                // a. Let Pk be ToString(k).
                //   This is implicit for LHS operands of the in operator
                // b. Let kPresent be the result of calling the
                //    HasProperty internal method of O with argument Pk.
                //   This step can be combined with c
                // c. If kPresent is true, then
                //    i.  Let elementK be the result of calling the Get
                //        internal method of O with the argument ToString(k).
                //   ii.  Let same be the result of applying the
                //        Strict Equality Comparison Algorithm to
                //        searchElement and elementK.
                //  iii.  If same is true, return k.
                if (k in O && O[k] === searchElement) {
                    return k;
                }
                k++;
            }
            return -1;
        };
    }
})();

Just being pedantic but MDN is not just Mozilla. It is a community driven project that contains Mozilla staff but also volunteers, anyone can join and contribute.

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jQuery.inArray( value, array [, fromIndex ] )

Alternatively, you could use the jQuery 1.2 inArray function, which should work across browsers:

Ok so to answer my own comment (above), I just implemented it and on Chrome it's as fast as when I was using 'indexOf()', but in IE 8 it is very, very slow... so at least we know that 'inArray()' uses native when it can.

The 'indexOf' is native code (right), so will the jQuery 'inArray()' be as fast, such as use native when available and poly-fill when not?

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if (!Array.prototype.indexOf) {

}

Be careful if you use this kind of detection. Another library might implement this function before you test it, and it might not be standards compliant (prototype has done it a while ago). If I were working in a hostile environment (lots of other coders using lots of distinct libraries), I wouldn't trust any of these...

I don't have enough rep to edit the question but feel free to remove the ECMAScript lingo and replace with the appropriate wording. Thanks Again

In general, browser detection code is a big no-no.

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if (!Array.prototype.indexOf) {
    Array.prototype.indexOf = function(obj, start) {
         for (var i = (start || 0), j = this.length; i < j; i++) {
             if (this[i] === obj) { return i; }
         }
         return -1;
    }
}

For a really thorough answer and code to this as well as other array functions check out Stack Overflow question Fixing JavaScript Array functions in Internet Explorer (indexOf, forEach, etc.).

thank you for just having the full thing. I visit this page frequently whenever I need cross-platform indexOf in a new project, and your snippet is the only one with full code. :) Those few seconds really add up when one frequents this page.

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_.indexOf([1, 2, 3], 2)

Seems to be the easiest way if you are able to include underscore or lodash

The underscore.js library has an indexOf function you can use instead:

This answer avoids messing with the array prototype, and it delegates to the native indexOf when available. I like it.

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if (!Array.prototype.indexOf)

Actually, it would be 1...

Also, your implementation of indexOf is not correct. You must use === instead of == in your if (this[i] == obj) statement, otherwise [4,"5"].indexOf(5) would be 1 according to your implementation, which is incorrect.

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(function() {
    /**Array*/
    // Production steps of ECMA-262, Edition 5, 15.4.4.14
    // Reference: http://es5.github.io/#x15.4.4.14
    if (!Array.prototype.indexOf) {
        Array.prototype.indexOf = function(searchElement, fromIndex) {
            var k;
            // 1. Let O be the result of calling ToObject passing
            //    the this value as the argument.
            if (null === this || undefined === this) {
                throw new TypeError('"this" is null or not defined');
            }
            var O = Object(this);
            // 2. Let lenValue be the result of calling the Get
            //    internal method of O with the argument "length".
            // 3. Let len be ToUint32(lenValue).
            var len = O.length >>> 0;
            // 4. If len is 0, return -1.
            if (len === 0) {
                return -1;
            }
            // 5. If argument fromIndex was passed let n be
            //    ToInteger(fromIndex); else let n be 0.
            var n = +fromIndex || 0;
            if (Math.abs(n) === Infinity) {
                n = 0;
            }
            // 6. If n >= len, return -1.
            if (n >= len) {
                return -1;
            }
            // 7. If n >= 0, then Let k be n.
            // 8. Else, n<0, Let k be len - abs(n).
            //    If k is less than 0, then let k be 0.
            k = Math.max(n >= 0 ? n : len - Math.abs(n), 0);
            // 9. Repeat, while k < len
            while (k < len) {
                // a. Let Pk be ToString(k).
                //   This is implicit for LHS operands of the in operator
                // b. Let kPresent be the result of calling the
                //    HasProperty internal method of O with argument Pk.
                //   This step can be combined with c
                // c. If kPresent is true, then
                //    i.  Let elementK be the result of calling the Get
                //        internal method of O with the argument ToString(k).
                //   ii.  Let same be the result of applying the
                //        Strict Equality Comparison Algorithm to
                //        searchElement and elementK.
                //  iii.  If same is true, return k.
                if (k in O && O[k] === searchElement) {
                    return k;
                }
                k++;
            }
            return -1;
        };
    }
})();
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** Although I will note that I have had problems in IE7 with this lib.

It brings in most of the missing ecma5 functionality to older browers :)

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(function() {
    /**Array*/
    // Production steps of ECMA-262, Edition 5, 15.4.4.14
    // Reference: http://es5.github.io/#x15.4.4.14
    if (!Array.prototype.indexOf) {
        Array.prototype.indexOf = function(searchElement, fromIndex) {
            var k;
            // 1. Let O be the result of calling ToObject passing
            //    the this value as the argument.
            if (null === this || undefined === this) {
                throw new TypeError('"this" is null or not defined');
            }
            var O = Object(this);
            // 2. Let lenValue be the result of calling the Get
            //    internal method of O with the argument "length".
            // 3. Let len be ToUint32(lenValue).
            var len = O.length >>> 0;
            // 4. If len is 0, return -1.
            if (len === 0) {
                return -1;
            }
            // 5. If argument fromIndex was passed let n be
            //    ToInteger(fromIndex); else let n be 0.
            var n = +fromIndex || 0;
            if (Math.abs(n) === Infinity) {
                n = 0;
            }
            // 6. If n >= len, return -1.
            if (n >= len) {
                return -1;
            }
            // 7. If n >= 0, then Let k be n.
            // 8. Else, n<0, Let k be len - abs(n).
            //    If k is less than 0, then let k be 0.
            k = Math.max(n >= 0 ? n : len - Math.abs(n), 0);
            // 9. Repeat, while k < len
            while (k < len) {
                // a. Let Pk be ToString(k).
                //   This is implicit for LHS operands of the in operator
                // b. Let kPresent be the result of calling the
                //    HasProperty internal method of O with argument Pk.
                //   This step can be combined with c
                // c. If kPresent is true, then
                //    i.  Let elementK be the result of calling the Get
                //        internal method of O with the argument ToString(k).
                //   ii.  Let same be the result of applying the
                //        Strict Equality Comparison Algorithm to
                //        searchElement and elementK.
                //  iii.  If same is true, return k.
                if (k in O && O[k] === searchElement) {
                    return k;
                }
                k++;
            }
            return -1;
        };
    }
})();
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<!--[if lte IE 8]>
<script>
    if (!Array.prototype.indexOf) {
        Array.prototype.indexOf = function(obj, start) {
            for (var i = (start || 0), j = this.length; i < j; i++) {
                if (this[i] === obj) {
                    return i;
                }
            }
            return -1;
        };
    }

    if(typeof String.prototype.trim !== 'function') {
        String.prototype.trim = function() {
            return this.replace(/^\s+|\s+$/g, '');
        };
    };
</script>
<![endif]-->

This was my implementation. Essentially, add this before any other scripts on the page. i.e. in your master for a global solution for Internet Explorer 8. I also added in the trim function which seems to be used in allot of frameworks.

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