You are right. I am using Element#update and that's exactly when the
eval script is getting called. I did a little debugging in firebug
that I should have done sooner but thank you for the info.

On May 17, 11:02 pm, "T.J. Crowder" <t...@crowdersoftware.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> `evalJS` tells Prototype not to evaluate JSON, not scripts.[1]
> Ajax.Request doesn't evaluate script tags at all. Ajax.Updater will,
> unless you pass it the `evalScripts: false` option.[2] If you're using
> Ajax.Request, the only way I'm seeing script tags get processed is if
> you then use that content with Element#update.[3] Element#update will
> process all of the tags you feed to it, including script tags. You can
> strip them out of your response before feeding them to Element#update
> by using String#stripScripts.[4]
>
> [1]http://api.prototypejs.org/ajax/
> [2]http://api.prototypejs.org/ajax/ajax/updater/
> [3]http://api.prototypejs.org/dom/element/update/
> [4]http://api.prototypejs.org/language/string/prototype/stripscripts/
>
> HTH,
> --
> T.J. Crowder
> Independent Software Consultant
> tj / crowder software / comwww.crowdersoftware.com
>
> On May 18, 5:35 am, orbiter <dkarapet...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
>
>
>
> > I've a little web app that loads and unloads pages with script tags in
> > them and even though I pass "evalJS: false" to the Ajax.Request I
> > still get an error message that says
>
> > pq is not definedhttp://localhost/test/javascript/prototype.js
> > Line 605
> > return this.extractScripts()...
>
> > How can I prevent prototype from evaluating the script tags in the
> > incoming response?
>
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