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Coldfusion, Jquery and special characters

I am using jquery to populate a form.   Here is the way that I am doing it:

<script type="text/javascript">
      $(document).ready(function(){
            <cfoutput query="qry_sel_info">
                  $("##notes").val("#notes#");
            </cfoutput>
       });
</script>

The problem I'm running into is special characters.  Users are entering single quotes (which in this case works), double quotes, and hitting <enter> after lines.  How can I fix this so it will show all the special characters without having problems.  

I'm not too good at regular expressions, but I gave it a shot and here is what I've tried so far:

<cfset aNote = #REReplace(admin_note,"([\'\""])","\\\1", "all")#>
$("##notes").val("#anotes#");

This works to a point.  The problem is that in my textarea it shows:
&quot;This is a 'test'&quot;

The single quotes work the way I want, but I don't want &quot;, i actually want the " to show.  Plus I have no idea what to do with a <enter>

Another issue is that I have a TON of fields that this effects.  What is the easiest way to do this without having to use cfset on every field?  I would assume a function...but i'm fairly new to jquery.  

Thanks in advance for your help
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_agx_Commented:
(no points ..)

I haven't tested it, but I normally use jsStringFormat which properly escapes input for use in javascript.


Plus I have no idea what to do with a <enter>
Depends on the field type.  Most html elements (except maybe textarea) can't display ascii new lines ie chr(10). If you want to preserve/display them, convert them to html line breaks instead ie <br>.  

So maybe something like    

            $("##notes").val( '#jsStringFormat( replace(notes, chr(10), "<br>", "all") )#' );

Another issue is that I have a TON of fields that this effects.

Then you might consider creating a wrapper function, and call it instead.
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trifecta2kAuthor Commented:
Looks like jsStringFormat works by itself.  I don't need the chr(10) stuff.  jsStringFormat already escapes newline.  I guess that's all I was looking for.  Thanks!
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_agx_Commented:
Ok, kewl. I couldn't remember off the top of my head :)
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trifecta2kAuthor Commented:
agx..you wrote no points...how do I accept this as a solution without giving you points?
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_agx_Commented:
I think you can accept one of your own comments as an answer.
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trifecta2kAuthor Commented:
OK.  I will do that.  Thanks again for all of your help.
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trifecta2kAuthor Commented:
agx didn't want points so I selected my own answer as the solution.
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