PHP | htmlentities() Function

PHP htmlentities() Function


Hello folks! welcome back to a new edition of our tutorial on PHP. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be studying about the PHP htmlentities() Function.

The PHP htmlentities() function converts all applicable characters to HTML entities.

Syntax

Following below is the syntax to use this function -

string htmlentities ( string $string [, int $flags = ENT_COMPAT | ENT_HTML401 
   [, string $encoding = ini_get("default_charset") [, bool $double_encode = true ]]] )


Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameters & Description
1

string

It contains the information about input string

2

flags

It contains the information about flags

3

encoding

It is an optional argument defining the encoding used when converting characters.


Return Value

This function returns the encoded string.

Example

Try out the example below -

<?php
   $str = "PHP Function htmlentities";
   
   echo htmlentities($str);
   echo htmlentities($str, ENT_QUOTES);
?>

Output

When the above code is executed, it will produce the following result -

PHP Function htmlentitiesPHP Function htmlentities


Alright guys! This is where we are going to be rounding up for this tutorial post. In our next tutorial, we will be studying about the PHP htmlspecialchars_decode() Function.

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