JScript provides special characters that allow you to include in strings some characters you cannot type directly. Each of these characters begins with a backslash. The backslash is an escape character you use to inform the JScript interpreter that the next character is special.
|\n||Line feed (newline)|
|\t||Horizontal tab (Ctrl-I)|
|\'||Single quotation mark|
|\"||Double quotation mark|
Notice that because the backslash itself is used as the escape character, you cannot directly type one in your script. If you want to write a backslash, you must type two of them together (\\).
document.write('The image path is C:\\webstuff\\mypage\\gifs\\garden.gif.'); document.write('The caption reads, "After the snow of \'97. Grandma\'s house is covered."');