NEWBIE eruby basic form problem

I’m trying to capture comments from a textarea field to add to a
database but I cannot figure out how to deal with escaping the data.

Your Comment:
Is there something I can do to "<%=comment%>" to handle '' "" etc.

Many thanks any help is appreciated

Peter W. kirjoitti:

Is there something I can do to “<%=comment%>” to handle ‘’ “” etc.

Many thanks any help is appreciated

You can escape characters in several different ways. The CGI class is
handy here, too. Example follows:

require ‘cgi’
puts CGI.escape(“black/white”)

You can also unescape strings, and so forth. See the docs at
http://ruby-doc.org/core/classes/CGI.html

It there is some string in particular you are looking for, you can
search for it with include?, and so on, using the String class, see docs
here:
http://www.ruby-doc.org/core/classes/String.html

Did you have a more specific problem in mind?

Casimir P.

Casimir wrote:

Peter W. kirjoitti:

Is there something I can do to “<%=comment%>” to handle ‘’ “” etc.

Many thanks any help is appreciated

You can escape characters in several different ways. The CGI class is
handy here, too. Example follows:

require ‘cgi’
puts CGI.escape(“black/white”)

You can also unescape strings, and so forth. See the docs at
http://ruby-doc.org/core/classes/CGI.html

It there is some string in particular you are looking for, you can
search for it with include?, and so on, using the String class, see docs
here:
http://www.ruby-doc.org/core/classes/String.html

Did you have a more specific problem in mind?

Casimir P.

Casimir
Thanks for the tips. You gave me enough of a hint to to solve most of
the problem. There still seems to be a problem with characters like %

Regards,
Peter

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