treeview, node value, javascript

I'm using a treeview control.  I'm setting a string into the value of the node.  However, when I retrieve this value from Javascript, it's not the same.   See attached file.

looks like backslash comes out as "*|*".  Is this normal?  Why?

My node value is a URL.  From javascript, I want to call showModalDialog and pass the URL.  I supposed i just need to convert the "*|*" into a backslash?
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Miguel OzSoftware EngineerCommented:
You need to encode your url to show it as node value, check:

Alternative: Use the treenode navigateurl property to set your url and have a meaningful description in your node.

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