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Change "%20" in JavaScript to a html-friendly "space" character in a breadcrumbs script

Posted on 2007-11-14
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I am using a script to create breadcrumbs on my website.  The code is posted below.  If one of the folders on the website has spaces, it displays the breadcrumb with the %20 instead an "html" space character, usually "nbsp;"

Can someone show me how to edit my script to do this?  By the way, I don't have great javascript skills.  This is a slightly modified script I found on the web.  Thanks.  

CODE:

function breadcrumbs(){
  sURL = new String;
  bits = new Object;
  var x = 0;
  var stop = 0;
  var output = "<a href=\"/\" class=\"headlinkText\">Home</a>  >  ";
  sURL = location.href;
  sURL = sURL.slice(8,sURL.length);
  chunkStart = sURL.indexOf("/");
  sURL = sURL.slice(chunkStart+1,sURL.length)
  while(!stop){
    chunkStart = sURL.indexOf("/");
    if (chunkStart != -1){
      bits[x] = sURL.slice(0,chunkStart)
      sURL = sURL.slice(chunkStart+1,sURL.length);
    }else{
      stop = 1;
    }
    x++;
  }
  for(var i in bits){
    output += "<a class=\"headlinkText\" href=\"";
    for(y=1;y<x-i;y++){
      output += "../";
    }
    output += bits[i] + "/\">" + bits[i] + "</a>  >  ";
  }
  document.write(output + "<span class=\"style2\">" + document.title + "</span>");
}
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b0lsc0tt earned 1400 total points
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jibip,

The easiest solution would be to try ...

    output += bits[i] + "/\">" + unescape(bits[i]) + "</a>  >  ";

I believe that is the line that actually prints it.  Let me know if that is wrong or doesn't work.  We can use a replace instead but the unescape is the simplest and should do it (replaces %20 with a space).

Let me know if you have any questions or need more information.

b0lsc0tt
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by:jibip
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easy answer, as I suspected.  Thanks!
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I'm glad that worked for you.  Thanks for the grade, the points and the fun question.

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