Replace multiple strings at once

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You could extend the String object with your own function that does what you need (useful if there's ever missing functionality):

String.prototype.replaceArray = function(find, replace) {
  var replaceString = this;
  for (var i = 0; i < find.length; i++) {
    replaceString = replaceString.replace(find[i], replace[i]);
  }
  return replaceString;
};

For global replace you could use regex:

String.prototype.replaceArray = function(find, replace) {
  var replaceString = this;
  var regex; 
  for (var i = 0; i < find.length; i++) {
    regex = new RegExp(find[i], "g");
    replaceString = replaceString.replace(regex, replace[i]);
  }
  return replaceString;
};

To use the function it'd be similar to your PHP example:

var textarea = $(this).val();
var find = ["<", ">", "\n"];
var replace = ["&lt;", "&gt;", "<br/>"];
textarea = textarea.replaceArray(find, replace);

~ Answered on 2011-02-21 18:31:35


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