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PHP htmlspecialchars_decode Function


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Topic

What is htmlspecialchars_decode Function?


Explanation

In PHP, this function is used to convert special HTML entities back to characters.

Syntax:
    htmlspecialchars_decode(string,quotestyle)

In the above syntax "string" specifies the text to decode, "quotestyle" specifies how to decode single and double quotes,some of the characters are that are converted are &= "&", "= "" ", '= "'", <= "<", >= ">".

Example:
    <html>
    <body>
    <?php
    $str = "Hiox & amp; & #039;India& #039;";
    echo htmlspecialchars_decode($str, ENT_COMPAT);
    echo "<br />";
    echo htmlspecialchars_decode($str, ENT_QUOTES);
    echo "<br />";
    echo htmlspecialchars_decode($str, ENT_NOQUOTES);
    ?>
    </html>
    </body>
Result:
Hiox & 'India'
Hiox & 'India'
Hiox & 'India'

In the above example the diffrent quote styles are used to get the characters from the html entities.

NOTE:

Please use "View Source" to know the exact output of the function





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