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Thread began 7/29/2009 3:48 am by neo314 | Last modified 8/01/2009 12:29 am by neo314 | 1905 views | 7 replies |

neo314

stop encoding

I have a dynamic array that produces code like the example below:

WAJA[28][2][0] = '57';
WAJA[28][2][1] = '12|WA|x12|WA| with 7|WA| Sidewalls and a 10|WA| Peak';
WAJA[29] = new Array();
WAJA[29][0] = '1';
WAJA[29][1] = new Array();
WAJA[29][1][0] = '31';
WAJA[29][1][1] = '12|WA|x12|WA| with 6|WA| Sidewalls and a 11½|WA| Peak';
WAJA[29][2] = new Array();
WAJA[29][2][0] = '32';
WAJA[29][2][1] = '12|WA|x16|WA| with 6|WA| Sidewalls and a 11½|WA| Peak';
WAJA[29][3] = new Array();
WAJA[29][3][0] = '40';
WAJA[29][3][1] = '12|WA|x16|WA| with 7|WA| Sidewalls and a 12|WA| Peak';

How can I stop the encoding of the value when it populates the child drop down list so that it comes out 1/2 instead of ½ ?

I can't seem to find where the encoding is coming from.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

What is your server language? The encoding is being done when it is written in the server code. You could probably remove it and only encode double quotes.

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neo314

PHP. I looked but I can't see where the encoding is occurring. I used a single drop down of my own making and it worked fine, but when I made the one long list into a dependent drop down pair using WA_DD this cropped up and the encoding code is not jumping out at me.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Post your server side code from the page and I'll look at it to see where it is added.

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neo314

Can I send you the file? I would rather not post it for security reasons.

BTW, I think it is occurring client side. At least the dynamic array is not encoded, and the rest should be client side right?

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

This code is client side:

WAJA[29][1][1] = '12|WA|x12|WA| with 6|WA| Sidewalls and a 11½|WA| Peak';


and you can see the value is already encoded... that means it is probably encoded from the server.

You don't have to include the whole page, just the small section from dynamic dropdowns. It shoudl be standard other than column names and you can change those before posting if you feel more comfortable.

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neo314

I opened a ticket and he had the same response. I perhaps should have said re-encoded. I changed 0.5 to ½ but it is populating as ½

Tech support is on it. I will post what I find out...

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neo314

We could not find where this encoding was occuring, but support suggested inserting the actual character instead of the HTML entity. That worked, but could cause encoding problem. Then I found this article.

javascript-how-to-dynamically-create-an-option-that-contains-an-html-entity

It appears that the use of "new Options()" automatically encodes the characters input into the option. The answer is to use unicode escape characters, but then WA DD adds backslashes, so I had to remove the function WA_DD_Replace from the text value and make sure I properly escape the input my function returned.

So instead of ½ I use /u00bd then remove the function WA_DD_Replace from that value. My new function looks like this for javascript functions

function dimFmtList($dim_size) {
if (($dim_size - floor($dim_size)) != 0) {
if (($dim_size - floor($dim_size)) == 0.25) {
$dim_part = "\u00bc\'";
} elseif (($dim_size - floor($dim_size)) == 0.5) {
$dim_part = "\u00bd\'";
} elseif (($dim_size - floor($dim_size)) == 0.75) {
$dim_part = "\u00be\'";
} else {
$dim_part = "\'";
}
} else {
$dim_part = "\'";
}
return floor($dim_size).$dim_part;
}



I used this char table:
www.utf8-chartable.de/

My javascript that populates the drop down now looks like this:

echo "WAJA[".$n."][".$m."] = new Array();\n";
echo "WAJA[".$n."][".$m."][0] = "."'".WA_DD_Replace($row_shedSizes["id"])."'".";\n";
// echo "WAJA[".$n."][".$m."][1] = "."'".WA_DD_Replace(dimFmtList($row_shedSizes["width"])."x".dimFmtList($row_shedSizes["depth"])." with ".dimFmtList($row_shedSizes["sidewall"])." Sidewalls and a ".dimFmtList($row_shedSizes["peak"])." Peak")."'".";\n";
echo "WAJA[".$n."][".$m."][1] = "."'".dimFmtList($row_shedSizes["width"])."x".dimFmtList($row_shedSizes["depth"])." with ".dimFmtList($row_shedSizes["sidewall"])." Sidewalls and a ".dimFmtList($row_shedSizes["peak"])." Peak"."'".";\n";
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