Login | Register   
LinkedIn
Google+
Twitter
RSS Feed
Download our iPhone app
TODAY'S HEADLINES  |   ARTICLE ARCHIVE  |   FORUMS  |   TIP BANK
Browse DevX
Sign up for e-mail newsletters from DevX


Tip of the Day
Language: Web
Expertise: Beginner
Dec 15, 1999

Escape Your Apostrophes in JavaScript

In JavaScript, the apostrophe (') is a string delimiter. That is, it marks the beginning or end of a text string. If you include an apostrophe inside a string, the interpreter spits out an error message such as:

 
missing ) after argument list. 

You don't need to avoid apostrophes, just "escape" them. The backslash (\) character tells the interpreter not to treat the character as a delimiter. Here's how it looks in code:

 
<HTML>
<HEAD>
</HEAD>
<BODY>
<SCRIPT Language=JavaScript>
window.document.write('It ain\'t me babe.')
</SCRIPT>
</BODY>
</HTML>
Ken Cox
 
Comment and Contribute

 

 

 

 

 


(Maximum characters: 1200). You have 1200 characters left.

 

 

Sitemap
Thanks for your registration, follow us on our social networks to keep up-to-date