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Issue with special characters in javascript

Sanjaykar Gurram

Joined: May 05, 2008
Posts: 22

I am having issue passing text containing special characters to a javascript function. Would like to know if there is any special means to pass text like this.

Ex: onclick="loadPopup('My Saloon's Test')" <----- Text having special character( ' )

If i do this it shows script error "Expected )".

Please let me know how do i handle this.

Mike Zal
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Joined: May 04, 2011
Posts: 144

For future reference, there is a HTML and JavaScript forum that you should use instead of this one. Special characters need to be escaped. Traditionally the escape character is backslash. Try the following

Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
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Moved to the HTML forum.

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