Javascript – Escaping HTML strings with jQuery

escapingjavascriptjquerystring

Does anyone know of an easy way to escape HTML from strings in jQuery? I need to be able to pass an arbitrary string and have it properly escaped for display in an HTML page (preventing JavaScript/HTML injection attacks). I'm sure it's possible to extend jQuery to do this, but I don't know enough about the framework at the moment to accomplish this.

Best Solution

There is also the solution from mustache.js

var entityMap = {
  '&': '&',
  '<': '&lt;',
  '>': '&gt;',
  '"': '&quot;',
  "'": '&#39;',
  '/': '&#x2F;',
  '`': '&#x60;',
  '=': '&#x3D;'
};

function escapeHtml (string) {
  return String(string).replace(/[&<>"'`=\/]/g, function (s) {
    return entityMap[s];
  });
}