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Old September 6th, 2004, 08:42 AM
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Hi

I need to turn the string below into an asp variable, however, when I try to remove the double quotes using the Replace function, I get an error message as the quotes in the middle seem to confuse matters. The line itself is generated by an external program and cannot be altered, all I can do is wrap around it.


<a href="XXX_X082401.ppt" target="_top">01 The Main Strategic Agenda</a>

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Hi Phil,

Cross post at http://p2p.wrox.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=18758

Why do you have to post this in more than one forum? It is enough that it is posted on the best fit forum. I don't see any need in posting that under ASPXBeginners' forum at all.

How about constructing this string with single quote?
<a href='XXX_X082401.ppt' target='_top'>01 The Main Strategic Agenda</a>

That way you wouldn't face this problem. Else you will have to construct that string with DOUBLE double quotes, that results in this.
<a href=""XXX_X082401.ppt"" target=""_top"">01 The Main Strategic Agenda</a>

In that case you don't need to replace anything.

Hope that helps.
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happygv

It was posted in two forums by mistake, first time on here.

I am trying to change the double to single quotes, but the line cannot be manually re-written, that was the whole point of the query...

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Code:
newstring=Replace(yourstring, """", "'")
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Pgtips,

My problem is with the replace function. What you refer to as yourstring has double quotes in the middle of it. This causes a compilation error as it assumes the second set of quotes are the end of the statement, not part of the string itself.

My question is, and always has been, how do I get round that?

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Just checked the replies in your other post too. The information you supplied seems to be insufficient. Where do you read this "<a href=.....>" from? can you explain on that?

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