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passing backslash as part of querystring

Posted on 2006-11-30
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I have a hyperlink as follows
                        <a href="javascript:var w=window.open('Reports.aspx?Path=<%# Eval("rptPath") %>','','width=950,height=400,resizable=yes');" />
                        Show Details...></a>
all it does is opens a pop up page called Reports.aspx while passing a QueryString called Path

where Path holds a physical path of a report example: D:\Reports\xyz.rpt

However.. when i try passsing it as a Query string .. it ignores the blackslash '\' and passes D:Reportsxyz.rpt instead..

Why does this happen.. how can i preserve the blackslash '\' ..

The reason i cannot hardcode it is because the values of Query string named Path is passed dynamically from the database..

Thanks in Advance

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Question by:Collindsouza
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"\" is considered to be an escape character. Why dont you add one more along with that so that they dont get escaped.

Either store in your database or use regular expression.

D:\\Reports\\xyz.rpt
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you can use the other slash too:

 D:/Reports/xyz.rpt
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