PHP | htmlspecialchars_decode() Function

PHP htmlspecialchars_decode() 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_decode() Function.

The htmlspecialchars_decode() function is used to convert special HTML entities back to characters.


Following below is the syntax to use this function -

string htmlspecialchars_decode ( string $string [, int $flags = ENT_COMPAT | ENT_HTML401 ] )

Parameter Details

Sr.NoParameters & Description


It contains the information about input string



It contains the information about flags

Return Value

This function returns the decoded string.


Try out the example below -

   $str = "<p>webdesigntutorialz -> </p>\n";
   echo htmlspecialchars_decode($str);


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

webdesigntutorialz -> "

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() Function.

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