Encodes the inputString for safe output in the attribute value of a HTML tag. The encoding in meant to mitigate Cross Site Scripting (XSS) attacks.

encodeForHTMLAttribute(inputString [, canonicalize]) → returns String

Argument Reference for the encodeForHTMLAttribute function


Required: Yes
A string to encode


Required: No
When true runs the canonicalize function against the input before encoding. This argument is not supported on Lucee.

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Examples sample code invoking the encodeForHTMLAttribute function

Simple encodeForHTMLAttribute Example

Shows how and where encodeForHTMLAttribute would be used.

<cfoutput><div title="#encodeForHTMLAttribute("<test>")#"></cfoutput>

Expected Result: <div title="&lt;test&gt;">

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