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Ok, really simple question Ive sure, however its one that Ive worked around, but would like another solution


In the past when Ive needed to break a string to insert a " Ive either done:-

a) echo "This is a " . chr(34) . "\n";

or

b) echo 'This is a " \n';

What I wondered is there an easier way to put " and other reserved characters into a string, such as \" or ""
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Question by:tonelm54
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Marco Gasi earned 500 total points
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You can surely escape special chars:
echo "This is a \"quoted\" sring";

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or you can also use heredoc syntax:

echo <<<STR
  This is a "quoted" string, and this is teh call to a variable {$_POST['variable']}
STR;

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As a side note, it's now discouraged to access global variables in $_GET, $_POST, $_REQUEST and $_SESSION directly: use filter_input and filter_var instead.
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by:Al_K
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Unfortunatelly no, it's the easiest way.. This is a common issue in many languages due to the syntax.. Annoying, indeed
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by:Ray Paseur
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This article may help...
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Web_Languages-Standards/PHP/A_12241-Quotation-Marks-in-PHP.html

In the case of \n you're almost always better off using PHP_EOL, which is the predefined and context-aware end-of-line character.
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