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Constants
JS_ESCAPE_MAP = { '\\' => '\\\\', '</' => '<\/', "\r\n" => '\n', "\n" => '\n', "\r" => '\n', '"' => '\\"', "'" => "\\'" }
 
Instance Public methods
escape_javascript(javascript)

Escapes carriage returns and single and double quotes for JavaScript segments.

Also available through the alias j(). This is particularly helpful in JavaScript responses, like:

$('some_element').replaceWith('<%=j render 'some/element_template' %>');
Also aliased as: j
# File actionview/lib/action_view/helpers/javascript_helper.rb, line 25
def escape_javascript(javascript)
  if javascript
    result = javascript.gsub(/(\|<\/|\r\n|\342\200\250|\342\200\251|[\n\r"'])/u) {|match| JS_ESCAPE_MAP[match] }
    javascript.html_safe? ? result.html_safe : result
  else
    ''
  end
end
j(javascript)
Alias for: escape_javascript
javascript_tag(content_or_options_with_block = nil, html_options = {}, &block)

Returns a JavaScript tag with the content inside. Example:

javascript_tag "alert('All is good')"

Returns:

<script>
//<![CDATA[
alert('All is good')
//]]>
</script>

html_options may be a hash of attributes for the <script> tag.

javascript_tag "alert('All is good')", defer: 'defer'
# => <script defer="defer">alert('All is good')</script>

Instead of passing the content as an argument, you can also use a block in which case, you pass your html_options as the first parameter.

<%= javascript_tag defer: 'defer' do -%>
  alert('All is good')
<% end -%>
# File actionview/lib/action_view/helpers/javascript_helper.rb, line 58
def javascript_tag(content_or_options_with_block = nil, html_options = {}, &block)
  content =
    if block_given?
      html_options = content_or_options_with_block if content_or_options_with_block.is_a?(Hash)
      capture(&block)
    else
      content_or_options_with_block
    end

  content_tag(:script, javascript_cdata_section(content), html_options)
end