I already do an htmlentities/specialchars on input data, but some of
these characters are still creeping in...

is there any way, on fread(), to strip out these boolsh*t chars?

On Sat, 06 Apr 2002 10:04:11 -0500, heinisch wrote:

> At 06.04.2002  08:36, you wrote:
>>I read in the contents of an old mysql database, and made XML files out
>>of the data contained in it. The total job came out to about 6800 files,
>>or "Documents".
>>I'm finding that, sporadically, when reading these XML files, and
>>passing the xmldata to sablotron, I'm getting sablotron errors. These
>>errors stem from characters I'm finding throughout these documents. This
>>is the meat of my problem.
>>I take a look at a file which is giving errors by using 'less'. When
>>looking at the file, I'll see chars like this: <A1> or <91> or <92> and
>>so on, and so on. The chars are hilighted in bold reverse text,
>>indicating that they are 'binary'??. I'm not sure whether to call them
>>binary or hex... perhaps someone can tell me how to appropriately
>>address these chars...
>>Anyhow... these chars sometimes correspond to valid characters. Such as
>><A9>... this is a "copyright" char, or &amp;copy.
>>I've been manually replacing these characters as errors are generated,
>>but it's getting a little tiring.
>>Is there anyway I can force PHP to either strip out these 'binary'
>>characters, or whatever they are, when I read the file?
>>Is there any way to keep php from saving these chars to NEW documents
>>when they are created?
>>Does anyone even know what I'm talking about?? hehe.
> Seems that you work on a win*box, as a tip (don´t know if it works, as I
> use LAMP)
> try manual -> string functions ->
> get_html_translation_table — Returns the translation table used by
> htmlspecialchars() and htmlentities() htmlentities — Convert all
> applicable characters to HTML entities htmlspecialchars — Convert
> special characters to HTML entities
> Maybe here you´ll find something that make you happy. Otherwise, as I
> learned the last two weeks on the list, ereg_replace or eregi could make
> your life easier.
> HTH Oliver

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