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PHP - Speach Marks in Form Problem

Posted on 2009-05-20
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I have a form and somebody entered 8" by 15" into it and it stopped my function working.

How can I clean up the posted text before I send it to my function for processing?
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Chris Harte earned 125 total points
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Use the addslashes function.
If you are writing the content to a database use the mysqli_real_escape_string() instead to prevent injection attacks.
<?php
$str = "Is your name O'reilly?";
 
// Outputs: Is your name O\'reilly?
echo addslashes($str);
?>

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Many thanks.
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