PHP | htmlspecialchars() Function

PHP htmlspecialchars() 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 htmlspecialchars() Function.

The built-in htmlspecialchars() function is used to convert special characters to HTML entities.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

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

Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameters & Description


It contains the information about input string



It contains the information about flags



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

Return Value

This function returns the converted string.


Try out the example below -

   $input = htmlspecialchars("<a href='webdesigntutorialz'>Webdesigntutorialz</a>", ENT_QUOTES);
   echo $input;


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

<a href='webdesigntutorialz'>Webdesigntutorialz</a>

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 implode() Function.

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