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unable to execute URLEncodedFormat when using window.location.href in a javascript

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i have an html form in a cfm file and i want to get the value of a textarea before the form is submited, so i use a javascript to get this value and to reload the file the passed through the URL. the textarea may have special characters so i must use URLEncodedFormat, the problem is that when i use this it returns the name of the variable not the value. see the code bellow:

<script>
function check_answer()
{
var answer_text=document.form1.textarea1.value;
<CFOUTPUT>
window.location.href="test.cfm?answer_text=#URLEncodedFormat("+answer_text+")#";
</CFOUTPUT>
}
</script>

when i print the answer_text in test.cfm i get +answer_text+

i don't have any problem to use another method in order to get the value of the textarea

any help is welcome ioanna
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Question by:ioanna78
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<script>
function check_answer()
{
var answer_text=document.form1.textarea1.value;
window.location.href="test.cfm?answer_text= + escape(answer_text);
}
</script>

This may help.
Jimmy

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by:ioanna78
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10000000000000 kisses!!!!!!!!!
you were realy quick and helpful, i'll give you all my points (75).
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Thanks for the points and the kisses!

Lol

Jimmy
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