Why are you printing the variable contents instead of using the variables
directly? Are you using javascript to print out the onmouseover text, or a
server-side language? Can you post some sample code? Thanks
-Hector

On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 1:52 PM, suki rosen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> for example, here's a user description:  'I'll take you down to china town
> '
>
> I want to print onclick="function('I'll take you down to china town')"
>
> or for rollovers
>
> onmouseover="tool_tip('I'll take you down to china town', 100);"
>
> both of those throw errors. obviously I need it to work for double quotes
> or single quotes.
>
>
>
>
> On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 4:38 PM, Hector Virgen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>
>> Maybe I'm not understanding your implementation, but why do the quotes
>> have to be escaped? If you are passing the data to a function, and is
>> already in the form of a variable, then you do not need to escape it. Can
>> you give me an example of a JSON response?
>> -Hector
>>
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 1:21 PM, suki rosen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
>>
>>> 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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