Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Encode HTML Characters in JavaScript using jQuery

Here's a quick post on how to encode and decode HTML characters in JavaScript using jQuery. I didn't come up with the solution, but I thought it was pretty clever.
function htmlEncode(value){
    return $('<div/>').text(value).html();

function htmlDecode(value){
    return $('<div/>').html(value).text();
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  4. I was trying to use this method to encode ENdash and EMdash but this methos does not work out. can you tell how to encode them.


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