User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a2) Gecko/20040620 Firefox/0.8.0+ Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.8a2) Gecko/20040620 Firefox/0.8.0+ The following code causes the error to be detected by the JS debugger: authors = new Author( 8431, "", "", "By Alan Pelz-Sharpe, VP - Software & Services", "2004-07-05 15:57:16", "2004-07-05 15:57:16" ); Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. in an inline script execute code similar to the above 2. you should get an error in the JS debugger which says "unterminated string literal" Actual Results: I get a JS error Expected Results: This shouldn't happen, the JS engine should be able to parse the string regardless of the newline character after the word "By"
See ECMA-262 Edition 3 7.8.4, in particular the "but not" clauses qualifying the right parts of the lexical productions for the DoubleStringCharacter and SingleStringCharacter non-terminals. This has never worked in any Netscape or Mozilla implementation, and I don't believe it works as the reporter wants in any other browser. /be
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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