[wp-hackers] wp_localize_script() issue

Philip Walton philip at philipwalton.com
Mon Jun 20 07:25:15 UTC 2011

Put another way, does anyone see a problem if PHP data is passed as JS 
with string keys like:

var jsVar = {
     "string-key": "Foo Bar"

Instead of:

var jsVar = {
     nonStringKey: "Foo Bar"

I'm not an expert of the subject, but this seems to work just fine for 
me. Does anyone see any reason not to change it to this?

This would be a really simple patch on line 63 of 

On 6/19/11 6:59 PM, Philip Walton wrote:
> When using wp_localize_script(), the third parameter accepts an array 
> of data to pass.
> I've just noticed that if the keys of the array contain minuses 
> (dashes) in them, this will cause errors in your javascript. Firebug 
> is telling me "missing : after property id", which I assume is a parse 
> error.
> I know I can solve this by not putting minuses in my array key names, 
> but for backwards comparability, it would make my life much easier if 
> I could in this situation.
> Has anyone else encountered this? Is there a known workaround other 
> than removing the minuses from the array keys or json_encoding the 
> entire array?

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