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    String.prototype.quote()

    Obsolete since Gecko 37 (Firefox 37 / Thunderbird 37 / SeaMonkey 2.34)
    This feature is obsolete. Although it may still work in some browsers, its use is discouraged since it could be removed at any time. Try to avoid using it.

    Non-standard
    This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

    Summary

    The non-standard quote() method returns a copy of the string, replacing various special characters in the string with their escape sequences and wrapping the result in double-quotes (").

    Syntax

    str.quote()

    Examples

    In the table below the quote() method replaces any special characters and wraps the strings in double-quotes. Also note the third column where a wrapped eval() evaluates the escape sequences again.

    str str.quote() eval(str.quote())
    Hello world! "Hello world!" Hello world!
    Hello
    world!
    "Hello\n\tworld!" Hello
    world!
    " \ — ' "\" \\ \u2014 '" " \ — '

    Specifications

    Not part of any standard. Implemented in JavaScript 1.3.

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
    Basic support Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported
    Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    Basic support Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported Not supported

    See also

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    Last updated by: fscholz,
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