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Escaping the & in Attributes.Add()

I am adding an onmouseover attribute using the Attributes.Add() method, and
the String I am using for the value contains the & character. However, when
rendered the & is converted to the HTML representation of & which causes
my JavaScript not to work. What can I do to prevent the Add() method from
modifying my value? Thanks.
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Nathan Sokalski
nj********@hotmail.com
http://www.nathansokalski.com/
Oct 2 '07 #1
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Hello Nathan,
I am adding an onmouseover attribute using the Attributes.Add()
method, and the String I am using for the value contains the &
character. However, when rendered the & is converted to the HTML
representation of & which causes my JavaScript not to work. What
can I do to prevent the Add() method from modifying my value? Thanks.
Any attribute must escape the HTML special characters. An onCLick as well.
Are you sure this is causing the error?

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Jesse Houwing
jesse.houwing at sogeti.nl
Oct 2 '07 #2
Yes, I am sure because I create the value by assigning a value to a String
variable, and then using that variable in the Attributes.Add() method. For
example:

Dim onmouseover as String= "my javascript code" 'This contains &'s in my
actual code
mycontrol.Attributes.Add("onmouseover",onmouseover )

When I used this technique and ran a Debug session, the String onmouseover
looked exactly as I wanted, but the rendered code had replaced the &'s with
& which is what I am trying to avoid. Any ideas? Thanks.
--
Nathan Sokalski
nj********@hotmail.com
http://www.nathansokalski.com/

"Jesse Houwing" <je***********@newsgroup.nospamwrote in message
news:21**************************@news.microsoft.c om...
Hello Nathan,
>I am adding an onmouseover attribute using the Attributes.Add()
method, and the String I am using for the value contains the &
character. However, when rendered the & is converted to the HTML
representation of &amp; which causes my JavaScript not to work. What
can I do to prevent the Add() method from modifying my value? Thanks.

Any attribute must escape the HTML special characters. An onCLick as well.
Are you sure this is causing the error?

--
Jesse Houwing
jesse.houwing at sogeti.nl


Oct 2 '07 #3
Hello Nathan,
Yes, I am sure because I create the value by assigning a value to a
String variable, and then using that variable in the Attributes.Add()
method. For example:

Dim onmouseover as String= "my javascript code" 'This contains &'s in
my
actual code
mycontrol.Attributes.Add("onmouseover",onmouseover )
When I used this technique and ran a Debug session, the String
onmouseover looked exactly as I wanted, but the rendered code had
replaced the &'s with &amp; which is what I am trying to avoid. Any
ideas? Thanks.
There are no idea's. The spec says that every attribute must be encoded using
html encoding. That includes the &. The javascript perser should work.

If you run it in Firefox, what is the message on the javascript console when
you click the html element in question (firefox is usually a bit mor eoncise
in it's error messages). There must be somethign else wrong here.

I tested the code below:

<html>
<body>
<form>
<input type="button" onclick="alert(true &amp;&amp; true);" value="test">
</form>
</body>
</html>

And it works in both Internet Explorer and Firefox (it should say true in
the alert when you click the button).

Jesse

"Jesse Houwing" <je***********@newsgroup.nospamwrote in message
news:21**************************@news.microsoft.c om...
>Hello Nathan,
>>I am adding an onmouseover attribute using the Attributes.Add()
method, and the String I am using for the value contains the &
character. However, when rendered the & is converted to the HTML
representation of &amp; which causes my JavaScript not to work. What
can I do to prevent the Add() method from modifying my value?
Thanks.
Any attribute must escape the HTML special characters. An onCLick as
well. Are you sure this is causing the error?

--
Jesse Houwing
jesse.houwing at sogeti.nl
--
Jesse Houwing
jesse.houwing at sogeti.nl
Oct 2 '07 #4

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