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AJAX: posting a ampersand?

Kevin Cornwell
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Joined: Feb 01, 2005
Posts: 34
I can't seem to post a '&' in a post from via AJAX. Everything else works fine.

in my form..
oFrm.my_shout.value = 'foo & bar';


in my php...

[ June 19, 2006: Message edited by: Kevin Cornwell ]

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Eric Pascarello

Joined: Nov 08, 2001
Posts: 15385
You need to escape/encode it.

Just look at Google for JavaScript encodeURI or JavaScript escape

Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
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Note that this is not something that is Ajax specific -- when formatting a URL by hand you must encode parameter values.

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Kevin Cornwell
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Joined: Feb 01, 2005
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Works! Thanks Eric.
I agree. Here's the link:
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