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Dave Bosky
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I'm looping through a collection of beans, extracting an item description
and passing the value to a javascript function.

The item description may contain single quotes which causes my javascript function to fail.

How can I escape all single quotes in a JSP String variable before passing to my javascript function?

Thanks,
Dave
 
Ben Souther
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There are several methods in the String class that you could use:
http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/api/java/lang/String.html

A lot of these weren't available until 1.4 though. If your app needs to support older versions of Java, check the older APIs.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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