How to display HTML code from database using PHP and preventing the browser from interpreting the code.

Posted on 2007-03-20
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05
I have html code contained in a database (MySQL) of code maintenance information.  I want to be able to display the html code without having the code interpreted.

Is there a php function to encode the html so that it displays as text (showing all of the tags)?  Or is there an HTML tag set that stops the interpretation of content between tags?

Question by:ttheimer
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<textarea cols="90" rows="30">
<? echo $html ?>


Author Comment

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Textarea produces a fixed-size input field.  Not a good fit for displaying database contents (essentially an on-screen report).
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steelseth12 earned 500 total points
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print htmlentities($html);

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That's what I needed!  The report now prints cleanly.  Thanks.

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