in string ends script section


I'm having an issue where I'm trying to use JQuery to append a string to a div.

This string will be HTML, and occassionally users will be using the script tags inside the string.

Unfortunately, when the browser reads </script> inside the string, it ends the section and prints out all the following javascript into the browser. Obviously, we don't want that.

Is there a way to get the browser to not parse anything inside the string?

An example of this might be an Adsense ad being appended to the div.


You can use a backslash (\) to escape the slash in the <script> close tag so that it doesn't close the actual <script> element:

var foo = document.write('<script src="somewhere.js"><\/script>');

This is often used when loading a script from a CDN with a local fallback:

<script src="//cdn.example.com/jquery.js"></script> <script> if (!window.jQuery) document.write('<script src="/assets/js/jquery.js"><\/script>'); </script>


The workaround way for the problem is using:

"</scr" + "ipt>"

Ugly, annoying, but <strong>working!</strong>


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