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in reply to [OT?] formatting response text for AJAX widget

What about trying a different approach using JSON:
print qq{ {"componentId": "$componentId", "html": "<a href='#' onClick='javascript:makeForm( \"$componentId\", +\"$componentType\", \"$newTitle\");'>$newTitle</a>"} };
Inside your JavaScript, use:
jsonText = eval( '(' request.responseText ')' ); $('override_' + jsonText.componentId).innerHTML = jsonText.html;

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Re^2: [OT?] formatting response text for AJAX widget
by geektron (Curate) on Aug 04, 2006 at 19:46 UTC
    I haven't read up enough on JSON to use it, so for now, the nasty extra escapes will have to do.

    Regardless, thanks for the suggestion.