JavaScript: How to decode an encode HTML-entities

JavaScript has no methods to encode and decode HTML-entities so you can use these functions.

Decode HTML-entities

function decodeHTMLEntities(text) { var textArea = document.createElement(‘textarea’); textArea.innerHTML = text; return textArea.value;}

Decode HTML-entities (JQuery)

function decodeHTMLEntities(text) { return $(“<textarea/>”) .html(text) .text();}

Encode HTML-entities

function encodeHTMLEntities(text) { var textArea = document.createElement(‘textarea’); textArea.innerText = text; return textArea.innerHTML;}

Encode HTML-entities (JQuery)

function encodeHTMLEntities(text) { return $(“<textarea/>”) .text(text) .html();}

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