Escaping quotes in a javascript string

I'm trying to escape the quotes (and apostrofes and escape char) in a text string in javascript:

var text = 'Escape " and \' and /.';
var rx = new RegExp('/([\'"])/g');
console.log(text, ' ==> ', text.replace(rx,'//\1'));?????

What I expect to be output is Escape /" and /' and //., but instead I get Escape " and ' and /..

I just can't seem to get this working and don't know what's wrong.

Here's a JSFiddle: http://jsfiddle.net/hvtgf/

Answers:

Answer

Escaping means using backslash \ but not slash /.

However, for your purposes you can try the following:

text.replace(/([/'"])/g, "/$1");

DEMO: http://jsfiddle.net/hvtgf/1/

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