Fixing Actionscript XML newline problem

I was having a nightmare with a newline \n coming through from an XML document literally as \n when I passed the text into a DynamicText object in ActionScript 2, Flash CS3.

Mark Page found this solution:

function fixXMLNewLines(str:String):String{
    var new_str:String = str.split("\\n").join("\n");
    return new_str;

It works beautifully!

Author Paul Hayman

Paul is the COO of kwiboo ltd and has more than 20 years IT consultancy experience. He has consulted for a number of blue chip companies and has been exposed to the folowing sectors: Utilities, Telecommunications, Insurance, Media, Investment Banking, Leisure, Legal, CRM, Pharmaceuticals, Interactive Gaming, Mobile Communications, Online Services.

Paul is the COO and co-founder of kwiboo ( and is also the creator of GeekZilla.


esko said:

Thank you so much!

i wasd looking everywhere for this!

18/Dec/2008 23:07 PM

Katanshin said:

Better solution to mine - many thanks for posting this!

08/Mar/2009 23:41 PM

Prashant said:

Very useful piece of code for me. Thank you very much.

14/Mar/2010 21:37 PM

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