personally, I would consider this a serious drawback to using json - as
opposed to xml, which does not display this behavior.  I'm really hoping
there's a workaround here, but I feel like I may drop prototype in favor of
a library that has better xml support.



>
> On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 3:53 PM, Hector Virgen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
>> Is there a reason you need the data to remain escaped while being used by
>> javascript? Unless your javascript is interacting directly with the
>> database, you should not need to keep your data escaped. Once javascript is
>> done with the data, and sends it back to the server, the server should then
>> re-escape the unescaped data before inserting into the database.
>> -Hector
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 11:22 AM, pancakes <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> Hi.
>>> I'm using prototype for my ajax routines.  I'm returning a json object
>>> from the server containing user information.  Some of the information
>>> contains user descriptions with quotes and other weird characters that
>>> need to be escaped.
>>>
>>> for example
>>> 'I'm going to the store, don't 'cha know?'
>>> is stored in my db as
>>> 'I\'m going to the store, don\'t \'cha know?'
>>>
>>> but when I get my json object back from the server, I need to eval()
>>> it.  This strips the slashes. I tried prototype's built in json parser
>>> next (evalJSON();) with the same results.
>>>
>>> Is there any way to preserve my escape characters and use json for
>>> data structuring??
>>>
>>> I am aware that javascript has find/replace functions, but trusting
>>> the escaping of problem characters to the browser doesn't appeal to
>>> me.  I want to escape the data on the server.  also, this needs to
>>> work for single or double quotes, as these are user input and I want
>>> it to work regardless of the data.
>>>
>>> thanks!
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> >>
>>
>

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