JavaScript: Escape a HTML string

JavaScript String: Exercise-19 with Solution

Write a JavaScript function to escape a HTML string.

Test Data:
console.log(escape_HTML('<a href="javascript-string-exercise-17.php" target="_blank">'));

<a href="javascript-string-exercise-17.php" target="_blank">

Sample Solution:-

HTML Code:

<!DOCTYPE html>
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>Write a JavaScript function to escape a HTML string.</title>


JavaScript Code:

function escape_HTML(html_str) {
    'use strict';

    return html_str.replace(/[&<>"]/g, function (tag) {
		var chars_to_replace = {
            '&': '&',
            '<': '<',
            '>': '>',
            '"': '"'

		return chars_to_replace[tag] || tag;

console.log(escape_HTML('&lt;a href=&quot;javascript-string-exercise-17.php&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;'));

Sample Output:

<a href="javascript-string-exercise-17.php" target="_blank">


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