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    Replace "&" with "and"

    Hi, i just did a ecard recently, and someone my php script will not allow this "&" character. How can i do a loop to check for a particular text field to replace whater "&" it found with "and" ?

    thanks

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    dunno if that helps in your case, but you can transform special characters into escape sequences and then send that escaped string to php:

    var myEscapedString = escape(_root.myTextBox.text);
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    In this case escaping the text seems reasonable, but if you did want to do a find and replace you might use something like this,

    txt = txt.split("&").join("and");

    which should replace all occurences of & in the variable txt with and.

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    hi guys!

    thanks catbert303!

    how would i go about converting multiple words?

    for eg:
    from: &, tree, day, sky
    to: and, plant, night, ground

    is there a quick way of doing this?

    cheers!
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    Hi flashX,

    You could try this:

    var from = ["&", "tree", "day", "sky"];
    var to = ["and", "plant", "night", "ground"];
    for (var i = 0; i < from.length; ++i) {
    txt = txt.split(from[i]).join(to[i]);
    }

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