formatting multiline string

Say I have the following string:

This is a
multi-line string
that should
be one line.

How do I get it to one line?

I've tried replace(string, CHR10, "\n") and replace(string, CHR13, "\n") and replace(string, vbcrLf, "\n") to no avail.

This text is coming from an Err.Description and going to be put into a session variable and then displayed in javascript on the next page.

Thanx in advance
B.D.
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Saqib KhanSenior DeveloperCommented:
try this

replace(string, vbcrLf, "")

in your code you are replacing the LINE BREAK with the LINE BREAK(\n). try using a empty String.
kingsfan76Commented:
I think "\n" is a new line character for javascript.
try to replace it with an empty space "" and see if it works
Big MontyWeb Ninja at largeAuthor Commented:
i want it to be a new line break because if i don't, then it shows up in javascript like:

alert("this is the error message
that i got from err.description. you see how
it keeps going like this?")

as you can tell this is not a valid javascript alert message. my theory was that if i translated the line breaks into \n, then i would reserve the format
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monvelasquezCommented:
i think you need something like...

--[CODE]--------------------------------------------------------
Replace(asp_string_var, vbCrLf, "\n")
--[/CODE]--------------------------------------------------------

to use this in javascript use it like this..

--[CODE]--------------------------------------------------------
<script language="javascript">

alert("<%=Replace(asp_string_var, vbCrLf, "\n")%>");

</script>
--[/CODE]--------------------------------------------------------

However you still need to take care of quotes...

so you need..

--[CODE]--------------------------------------------------------
<%
jscript_string = Replace(asp_string_var, vbCrLf, "\n")
jscript_string = Replace(jscript_string, """", "\""")
%>
...some code here....
<script language="javascript">

alert("<%=jscript_string%>");

</script>
--[/CODE]-------------------------------------------------------



hope this helps..

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deighcCommented:
I'm surprised that

replace(string, vbcrLf, "\n")

doesn't work. Perhaps you should try

replace(string, vbLf, "\n")

instead. May the text lines output from the error object are seperated only be a line feed (vbLf) rather than a carriage return line feed (vbCrLf).
sybeCommented:
Replace(string, CHR(13) & CHR10, "\n")
Big MontyWeb Ninja at largeAuthor Commented:
forgot i left this open so i decided to clean up now
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