forcing to lowercase

Posted on 2013-12-08
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
How can i force this output on my array into all lowercase?
	<b><?php echo CHtml::encode($data->getAttributeLabel('url')); ?>:</b>
	<?php echo CHtml::encode($data->url); ?>

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Question by:rivkamak
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Marco Gasi earned 500 total points
ID: 39704667
Where is the array? I see only an object. Perhaps this could work, epending on the exact job of the function CHtml::encode()

	<b><?php echo strtolower(CHtml::encode($data->getAttributeLabel('url'))); ?>:</b>
	<?php echo strtolower(CHtml::encode($data->url)); ?>

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But it would be better to see the class code...
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by:Ray Paseur
ID: 39704901
If you're new to PHP this article will help you get a foundation.

Please see:

<?php // RAY_temp_rivkamak.php
ini_set('display_errors', TRUE);
echo '<pre>';

$str = "This CapiTalization DoESN't MAKE ANY seNSe.";
echo PHP_EOL . $str;

$new = strtolower($str);
echo PHP_EOL . $new;

$new = ucfirst($new);
$new = str_replace("doesn't make any", "makes good", $new);
echo PHP_EOL . $new;

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ID: 39716628
WHAT???????????   I gave him the function name that he needed, and a link to the documentation on how to use it!!!!!!!!!

It was NOT a blind link, it was a link to the php manual for that function.

He accepted MY answer, and I am the one who offered to share the points.
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by:Marco Gasi
ID: 39716760
I totally agree with yodercm. I think the new policy of EE to censor comments which are unoffensive and politically correct is wrong in general. Censoring links to external sites, even if Q&A sites, makes EE to become a closed world and this goes against any acceptable concept of knowledge, especially scientific knowledge. It's a mystical perspective wich makes EE more similar to a beliefs than to a scientific community.

In this case, I think it has been applied erronoeusly: so, IMHO, a double error.
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ID: 39719580
The really sad part of this is that I DID show it.  I gave exactly what the asker needed, and he accepted my post over that of marquisG's posted first, clearly proving that mine was more useful.

I also gave a link to the documentation that was self-explanatory.  Would it have made a difference if I had posted

"You need to use the strtolower() function, and the documentation is here:  ... yadayada link"

Does a concise answer rate lower than a wordy one, when the same information is totally obvious?   The asker accepted the concise answer.
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by:Marco Gasi
ID: 39719596
@Netminder: following your link I get

503 Service Unavailable
No server is available to handle this request.

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by:Marco Gasi
ID: 39719616
Thanks, you're really kind.
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by:Marco Gasi
ID: 39719646
:-) ... but I know people who are kind never with nobody...

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