how to cancel auto escape of single quotes

Posted on 2001-08-06
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
hi everybody

I am creating html page using the messages given by user in form. As we know the php program automatically replaces single quotes (') in user message with /' and when i display it in browser,it only prints '

Yes of course it is nice feature but when I tried to write this user message in my html it writes /' instead of '.

How to solve this problem. Please help me.

Question by:epdass
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RQuadling earned 50 total points
ID: 6355305
echo stripslashes($textvariable);

might be what you are looking for.

From the PHP Manual.

(PHP 3, PHP 4 )

stripslashes --  Un-quote string quoted with addslashes()

string stripslashes (string str)

Returns a string with backslashes stripped off. (\' becomes ' and so on.) Double backslashes are made into a single backslash.

See also addslashes().


Richard Quadling.

Expert Comment

ID: 6358527
Or look in your php.ini for the magic quotes directives.


Expert Comment

ID: 6358529
Also, whether php quotes automatically is a configuration option (magic_quotes_gpc), so you may also set it to 0 in your ini file, or with ini_set


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