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apostrophe in Javascript array

Posted on 2003-12-12
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Hi

I have a javascript array that i use to populate combo boxes on my asp page. The string values i have in there may occasionally contain apostrophes such as the Italian town shown below.

MyArray[0][1] = new Option('Citta Sant'Angelo area');

However this causes errors as the array gets confused with the apostrophe in the string and thinks that it represents the end of the string.

In VB you can do a Replace(MyString, " ' ", " ' ' ") to fix this sort of problem on sql inserts etc...

Is there something similar i can do in Javascript as it is not preferable to simply remove the apostrophes.

Many thanks in advance

Kels
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You can do it in the form:
MyArray[0][1] = new Option("Citta Sant'Angelo area");

or:
MyArray[0][1] = new Option('Citta Sant\'Angelo area');
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by:Kels
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Actually i had just found that myself, i didn't realise you could use double quotes.

Thanks
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