Double to single to double quotes

Hello-

Where it says "<%=getdata("description")%>", may have single quotes inside. How can I keep Javascript from erring out when it sees that inside the string? Do I need double quote twice then single outside or?

Thanks

<img src="yourSrc" name="Photo" />
<span id="PhotoDescription"></span>

ONMOUSEDOWN="document.images['Photo'].src='/mypictures/pic.jpg'; document.getElementById('PhotoDescription').innerHTML = '<%=getdata("description")%>';"

jfergyAsked:
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BogoJokerCommented:
You should use an asp function, in php there i mysql_real_escape_string($description) let me see if there is a simliar function for ASP.
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BogoJokerCommented:
I did not see any particular one, somebody did make a function, which is simple:

<%
function stripQuotes(strWords)
stripQuotes = replace(strWords, "'", "\'")
end function
%>

Put that at the top then use:
<%=stripQuotes(getdata("description"))%>

Now all quotes, when they come out of that will be escaped (Example \') for the javascript to read as just a single quote.
Joe P
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jfergyAuthor Commented:
Thanks that worked great. I made it a little simpler though:

<%=Replace(getpix("Description"), "'", "\'")%>
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BogoJokerCommented:
Hehe, nice thinking, I'm no good with ASP, I am a php guy =)
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jfergyAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the help. I used php quite a while ago until Microsoft servers caught up to the usability of apache. Now im just MS.
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