I just discovered an inconsistency in how Internet Explorer (6 and 7)
handles ampersands with the
prompt() built-in function.
Try the following in Firefox and then again in IE6 or IE7.
<html> <script> alert('-&-'); alert('-\&-'); alert('-&&-'); prompt('-&-'); prompt('-\&-'); prompt('-&&-'); </script> </html>
FF and IE behave identically for
alert() but for
prompt() both IE6 and IE7 fail to show an ampersand unless
"&&" is supplied. Very strange.
In case you're wondering,
& doesn't help either; it
isn't translated for popups in any of the browsers.
Is this a known problem? I haven't been able to track down other reports of the issue.
Short of doing browser specific hacks, or just not using
prompt(), I can't see a way of getting consistent behaviour
across browsers. How craptastic. The joys of web development...