How can I convert numbers to hexadecimal strings?
toString method has been available forconverting integers into strings since the release of Netscape Navigator2.0. For example, if i is an integer, the statement
i = i . toString ();
changes it into a character string representing the same value.
i = 5;s = i . toString (2);
toString to malfunction when the radix is greater than 10and the integer being converted is supposed to result in a stringcontaining one or more “a” characters. To be more specific, wherevera‘s are supposed to appear in the output string, for somestrange reason colons (:) appear instead.
To illustrate, consider the decimal value 26. If you use
toString(16) to get its hexadecimal equivalent, you will not get “1a”,but “1:”.
It is very likely that this bug is isolated to the Windows 95versions of Netscape. However, problems created by this bug aremore widespread: Regardless of your own Web-surfing platform, unlessyou are sure that none of the visitors to your Web pages are usingWindows 95 (highly unlikely, needless to say), you should not use the
toString method with aradix parameter greater than 10.
dec hex dec hex dec hex dec hex--- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---If all the dec-to-hex conversions are correct, your browserprobably does not have the bug.