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javascript quotes within quotes

Posted on 2015-01-19
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This is probably a rather simple question, but web searching has turned up the wrong answers. I have the following line in an html file:

onmouseover="document.body.style.cursor='pointer'; this.style.backgroundImage=\"url ('images/E-hover.png')\";"

It doesn't work with quotes escaped as shown. How do I make this work?
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Try this. The background image url should work without quotes.

onmouseover="document.body.style.cursor='pointer'; this.style.backgroundImage='url (images/E-hover.png)';"
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Or keep your quoting style the same (single inside, double outside): http://jsbin.com/difaye/1/edit?html,output

onmouseover="document.body.style.cursor='pointer'; this.style.backgroundImage='url(\'images/E-hover.png\')'"
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by:jmarkfoley
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Both of those ideas worked! Good to know both. Rob Jurd's will work if I have a URL with embedded spaces.
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