James James - 4 months ago 10
HTML Question

How to encode a string in JavaScript for displaying in HTML?


Possible Duplicate:

How to escape HTML




How can a string be converted to HTML in JavaScript?

e.g.

var unsafestring = "<oohlook&atme>";
var safestring = magic(unsafestring);


where
safestring
now equals
"&lt;ohhlook&amp;atme&gt;"


I am looking for
magic(...)
.
I am not using JQuery for
magic
.

Answer
function htmlEntities(str) {
    return String(str).replace(/&/g, '&amp;').replace(/</g, '&lt;').replace(/>/g, '&gt;').replace(/"/g, '&quot;');
}

So then with var unsafestring = "<oohlook&atme>"; you would use htmlEntities(unsafestring);