underscore to space and capitalize first letters

Posted on 2006-11-14
Last Modified: 2008-02-01

I use the following code:

'window.status=\'' + this.items[i].url.replace("\.\./", "").replace("\./", "").replace("\.html", "").replace("\.htm", "").replace("\.php", "") + '\'; return true" ' +
 (thanks, Basilisci:

Now I want to change it so that _ becomes a space and each word is capitalized, like this:


 should become

      Hello World

Any ideas?

Question by:hankknight
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Roonaan earned 400 total points
ID: 17940372
'window.status=\'' + this.items[i].url.replace("\.\./", "").replace("\./", "").replace(/\.(html|htm|php)/ig, "").replace.replace(/_/g, ' ').toUpperCase() + '\'; return true" ' +

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Author Comment

ID: 17940476
Thanks,  it gives me a JavaScript error, but I haven't done any testing yet.  I will let you know.
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Assisted Solution

Roonaan earned 400 total points
ID: 17940524
Probably on the errorous part replace.replace(/ (there should only be a single replace)


Assisted Solution

IAmMenno earned 50 total points
ID: 17940560
Hm, I just wrote this function, and then I see Roonaan already answered this. Well, here it is anyway:

function rpStr(text){
var tmpStr = new String(text);
      return tmpStr.replace(/_/g, " ").replace(/(^| )./g, function(a){
            return a.toUpperCase();

It very neatly replace underscores and capitalizes words. Enjoy.

Assisted Solution

ftaco96 earned 50 total points
ID: 17940710
'window.status=\'' + this.items[i].url.replace("\.\./", "").replace("\./", "").replace(/\.(html|htm|php)/ig, "").replace(/_/g, ' ').toLowerCase().replace(/\b[a-z]/g, titleCase) + '\'; return true" ' +

and have this function in the page...
        function titleCase() {
            return arguments[0].toUpperCase();


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