Solved

Writing a xml output with special character to a table

Posted on 2006-11-11
4
328 Views
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
In my xml node, i have a node value with special character < and >
<MarkText><ASSY MARK></MarkText>

I can retrieve it using alert(MarkTextNodes.item(i).text);
However, when i try to write the output to a table :

strMarkObjectTable += "<table><tr><td>" + MarkTextNodes.item(i).text + "</tr></td></table>";
output.innerHTML=strMarkObjectTable;

It is giving me an empty table. Please help!
0
Comment
Question by:sherly
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
Peter Kwan earned 125 total points
ID: 17924139
You need to escape the < to &lt; and > to &gt; as the following:

strMarkObjectTable += "<table><tr><td>" + MarkTextNodes.item(i).text.replace("<", "&lt;").replace(">", "&gt;") + "</tr></td></table>";
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:sherly
ID: 17924166
is there an option to add in the check for "&" as well?
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Peter Kwan
ID: 17924179
Yes, you can replace & with &amp;. But remember to add as the first replace, otherwise, the < and > does not work.

What I mean is the following:

var x =  MarkTextNodes.item(i).text.replace("&", "&amp;").replace("<", "&lt;").replace(">", "&gt;")
0
 
LVL 2

Author Comment

by:sherly
ID: 17924183
Thank you so much!
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Postgres Monitoring System

A PHP and Perl based system to collect and display usage statistics from PostgreSQL databases.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
html input 8 44
Binding a Grid in Javascript 5 46
ASP.NET Content Page 3 35
How do I show metrics with PHP or Javascript 6 34
This article shows how to create and access 2-dimensional arrays in JavaScript.  It includes a tutorial in case you are just trying to "get your head wrapped around" the concept and we'll also look at some useful tips for more advanced programmers. …
This article discusses the difference between strict equality operator and equality operator in JavaScript. The Need: Because JavaScript performs an implicit type conversion when performing comparisons, we have to take this into account when wri…
The viewer will learn the basics of jQuery, including how to invoke it on a web page. Reference your jQuery libraries: (CODE) Include your new external js/jQuery file: (CODE) Write your first lines of code to setup your site for jQuery.: (CODE)
The viewer will learn the basics of jQuery including how to code hide show and toggles. Reference your jQuery libraries: (CODE) Include your new external js/jQuery file: (CODE) Write your first lines of code to setup your site for jQuery…

820 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question