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unescapeHTML

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Unescapes escaped HTML characters.

Use String.prototype.replace() with a regex that matches the characters that need to be unescaped, using a callback function to replace each escaped character instance with its associated unescaped character using a dictionary (object).

const unescapeHTML = str =>
  str.replace(
    /&|<|>|'|"/g,
    tag =>
      ({
        '&': '&',
        '&lt;': '<',
        '&gt;': '>',
        '&#39;': "'",
        '&quot;': '"'
      }[tag] || tag)
  );