Handling Ampersands for SVG
Posted on 2004-08-27
Hello and thanks for viewing my question. I have a database backing an ASP/VBScript web app and have been running into problems when the string values that are read from the DB contain ampersands. The I belive the VBScript thinks the ampersand denotes a concatenation, thereby crashing the system. I haven't really thought too much about it, but the fact that the ASP page is really is an SVG object not a HTML object my have something to do w/ the problem but I doubt it.
I remember running into problems like this when using the DOM, and there was a nice tool where you could specify innerText to avoid confusion with HTML tags in innerHTML, I wanted to know if there is something like this for VBScript in case I run into other special characters other than the ampersand. Please let me know if you should require further explanation or code. Thanks!