I am extracting data from a pdf and so far, it's has been going fairly decent. I am working in localhost, Win 10, WampServer and using PHP 5.6.25.
I am using PdfParser and used composer to install it. It was successful. I am trying to explode a line of data on whitespace and it simple will not do it. I have done this before without a problem. I know from experience, that what I view in I.E. - source view - may not be what it really is to me visually. They appear to be a whitespace(s), so I decided that I would count the number of whitespaces in order to create the correct length for exploding on properly, and it returns a count of zero. I have tried to replace the whitespace(s) with another character - * - and it will not do it. I have even tried using chr(32) to represent the whitespace(s).
Therefore, even though it "looks" like a whitespace, maybe it really isn't. But I have no clue as to what it is or how to resolve it.
Can someone guide/educate me about what to try next or how to resolve this ??
I have other lines of data that I will need to explode based on whitespaces in this project.
Below is the snippet of coding: I have also attached a snapshot of what it looks in the source pane of I.E.