Live Sandbox PHP htmlspecialchars() Function
PHP htmlspecialchars() Function

htmlspecialchars($your_string, quotestyle, character-set ) - Convert special characters to HTML entities. The special characters are:

  • & (ampersand) becomes '&'
  • " (double quote) becomes '"'
  • ' (singe quote) becomes '''
  • < (less than) becomes '&lt;'
  • > (greater than) becomes '&gt;'

htmlentities($your_string, quotestyle, character-set ) - Very similar to htmlspecialchars() function. However, all applicable characters having HTML character entity equivalents are translated into these entities.

This tool uses the ENT_QUOTES style with the default character set of ISO-8859-1.


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