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htmldecode function in javascript

Last Modified: 2008-10-13
I need an HTMLDecode function in javascript..

I read a data in Javascript as document.getElementById("test").innerHTML;

If i need to remove any html data while reading how do I do that..for e.g. the data may contain   etc

how do parse any data or decode the data. in javascript
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<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN"
<style type="text/css">
<script type="text/javascript">
function decodeHTML(e){
	var clean = document.getElementById(e).innerHTML.replace(/<[^>]*>/g,"");
	alert( clean );
return clean;
<div id="elem1" onclick="decodeHTML(this.id)">
	<span class="x">Hello</span> <strong>world</strong>

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but if the text is Hello World&nbsp;
it does not work properly...
for eg: if it is
<div id="elem1" onclick="decodeHTML(this.id)">
      Hello World&nbsp;

the alert returns Hello World&nbsp;
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>>but if the text is Hello World&nbsp
Better yet, what if it is:
Procter & Gamble

have you tried a single ampersand?


so how do i remove special characters also
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