Sure, its htmlentities(), combined (possibly) with nb2br()

http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.htmlentities.php


Marco


On Sun, 2002-11-17 at 17:34, BÝrge Strand wrote:
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> I'm cooking tothether a tiny php html editor right now, (textarea kind
> of thing). To treat the text properly I need to encode characters like
> '"', '<', '>', and friends into something that doesn't confuse the
> browser. 
> 
> I got it to work with regexps, you can see a part of the decoder
> below. But I believe there must be some automatic stuff in php which
> does this. Anybody out there knowing about such a function?
> 
> $pattern = "/&#34;/";
> $replacement = "\""; 
> $string = preg_replace($pattern ,$replacement, $string);
> 
> By the way, do you think encoding and decoding special characters like
> this may replace addslashes() and stripslashes()? The html pages will
> be stored in a MySQL database. 
> 
> Also, addslashes() will reduce the chance of bad stuff being passed to
> MySQL. But is there a function which stops client-side scripts in
> whatever is entered by the user?
> 
> 
> Regards, 
> 
> BÝrge
> 
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