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escape_javascript can't handle unicode linebreaks (hex E280A8)

Reported by subimage | December 15th, 2009 @ 11:44 PM

I believe escape_javascript is not properly escaping unicode line breaks.

I've attached a JS file that was generated using escape_javascript directly from my utf8 encoded database. It has the offending character on position 32 of line 1. Try pasting it into the firebug console and you'll get an error "unterminated string literal". Remove character 32, and it fixes it.

I pasted the character into a hex editor and it turns out to be E280A8, which googling leads me to believe is a unicode linebreak.

Modifying the escape_javascript method to include the weird character seems to fix things.

I'm running Ruby 1.8.6

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  • Michael Kintzer

    Michael Kintzer January 26th, 2010 @ 09:02 PM

    +1 on this issue. I've run into the identical error.

  • Reinier Balt

    Reinier Balt January 12th, 2011 @ 07:57 PM

    I had the same problem. I found that my text is correctly stored in the database (mysql), but it was incorrectly generated in the js resulting in an unwanted line ending in my js

    I solved this by adding

    encoding: utf8

    to my database.yml. Then rails correctly handles the utf8 in my database and handles the linebreak correctly. The generated js does not contain unwanted line endings anymore and characters like é show up correctly (instead of a ?). See under "Configuring the database connection"

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    rails April 13th, 2011 @ 01:00 AM

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