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Using pound signs and quotation marks in CFML

Pound signs (#) and quotation marks (") have special meaning in the ColdFusion Mark Up Language (CFML). Pound signs identify variables and functions in Macromedia ColdFusion expressions. Quotation marks identify data strings and text-based values for variables. This article uses examples for explaining how to use pound signs and quotation marks in CFML.

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Article Information
Author: Cheryl Smith

Principal Writer, Macromedia Documentation Group.

Last Updated: 1 July 2002

Keywords: pound signs, quotation marks, syntax, string manipulation, tutorial

Doc ID: 9944