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escaping single quote in php generated javascript

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hello,

i need to escape the single quotes in my javascript output

right here
href='javascript:StartWindow('

that quote at the end and of course the closing quote

')'>

 

print "<td width='200' valign='top'>
<table width='200' border='0' cellspacing='5' cellpadding='0' class='text'>
          <tr align='left' valign='top'>
              <td width='200'><a href='javascript:StartWindow('popup.php?id=" .  $row['press_id'] . "')'><img src='uploads/" . $row['press_small'] . "' width='141' class='image_display_list' border='0'><br><br>" .  $row['press_display_name'] . "<br>" .  $row['press_display_date'] . "</a><br><br></td>
          </tr>
             
            </table>
                  </td>";
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by:nplib
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\'

thats how you escape a quote,

you may have to escape the escape character

\\'

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by:jblayney
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hello,

thanks for the feedback, but i actually already tried both of those before i posted this, neither work
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by:nplib
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define not work.
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well, when i hover over the link with my mouse, the url reads startWindow('


i found a solution,. i switched it to a double quote and it works

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