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Posted on 2014-03-06
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Hello,

I am using this piece of code to encode and decode a URL:

<script language="javascript" runat="server">
URLDC = {
    encode : function(s){return encodeURIComponent(s).replace(/'/g,"%27").replace(/"/g,"%22")},
    decode : function(s){return decodeURIComponent(s.replace(/\+/g, " "))}
}
</script>

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Encoding seems to work fine, however decoding doesn't, and generates this error:

Microsoft JScript runtime  error '800a01b6'

Object doesn't support this property or method

/deps/top-regions-data.asp, line 116

Assistance appreciated!

Thank you
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Question by:Nico2011
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Tony O'Byrne earned 2000 total points
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Did you try encodeURI / decodeURI?  (rather than encodeURIComponent)

Seems to be available in all major browsers:
http://www.w3schools.com/jsref/jsref_decodeURI.asp

I realize Component is for components of the URI, but perhaps encode/decodeURI will meet your needs?

Something else to check...
perhaps it's not the decodeURIComponent that's the real problem...  Maybe it's the s.replace(...).  Maybe - just maybe - 's' is undefined (or something else - like an empty object {}) at that point; undefined (or an empty object) doesn't have a .replace function.  Maybe try (s || "").replace(...).  While "||" is logical OR, it is also the JS null coalescing operator.
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by:Nico2011
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I am very sorry I did not respond before - I only found out that you had posted an answer when I requested assistance - the answer didn't show before!
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Not to worry.  Glad I could help. :)
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Thanks & have a good weekend :-)
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