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Posted on 2011-02-23
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convert

<br>
<p>hi how are you<p>
<b>bold</b>


into regular text

using a php function
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Question by:rgb192
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by:Dushan De Silva
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<?php
echo"<br>";
echo "<p>hi how are you<p>";
echo "<b>bold</b>";
?>
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by:Dushan De Silva
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by:Dushan De Silva
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Sorry earlier I miss understood the question, that you code to convert html2php , later I identified you want html2text.

http://sb2.info/php-script-html-plain-text-convert/
http://www.tipsntutorials.com/tips/PHP/41
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by:Ovid Burke
ID: 34966233
Try this:

<?php
$str_html = '<br>
<p>hi how are you<p>
<b>bold</b>';

echo strip_tags($str_html);
?>

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by:LAMASE
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forever strip_tags() !
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Ray Paseur earned 2000 total points
ID: 34969841
Some combination of strip_tags() and nl2br() will give you the results you probably want.  When you post a Q like this, it is helpful for us to see what you want.  Posting an example of the results would be a lot more helpful than saying "regular text" which is ambiguous and has no meaning in computer science.

Install this and run it.  Use view source to look at the created output.  One of the six possible solutions will probably be what you want.

Best regards, ~Ray
<?php // RAY_temp_rgb192.php
error_reporting(E_ALL);

// TEST DATA FROM THE POST AT EE
$str = <<<ENDSTRING
<br>
<p>hi how are you<p>
<b>bold</b>
ENDSTRING;

// SHOW SOME WAYS OF DISPLAYING THIS INFORMATION
echo "<pre>";
echo htmlentities($str);
echo "</pre>";

echo $str;

echo htmlentities($str);

echo strip_tags($str);

echo nl2br(strip_tags($str));

echo nl2br(strip_tags($str, '<br>'));

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by:rgb192
ID: 35031967
thanks
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by:rgb192
ID: 35031989
I have a similar more complex question that involves entering any html into a database and the database being able to save muliptle lines without using html

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/Q_26852658.html
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by:rgb192
ID: 35032254
Disregard previous


I want to do this with a more complex h1 tag

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/Q_26862770.html
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