I’ll refine this post to make it easier to read later but am publishing now, to get my thoughts out. Maybe it’ll help in this state.

For starters I’m working with PHP, MySQL, jQuery 1.5.1

When passing data from a jQueryUI dialog to a PHP script via AJAX (jQuery), which performs a very basic database transaction, either INSERT or UPDATE, and the POST’d data includes an amprasand, such as “I want to include this & that for fun”, everything after the “&” doesn’t make it into the record. Now you’re left with “I want to include this “, “& that for fun” doesn’t get inserted or added.

Obviously this is not what we want, right?