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PHP : htmlspecialchars_ decode() function

Description

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

Version

(PHP 4 and above)

Syntax

htmlspecialchars_decode(input_string, quote_style)

Parameters

Name

Description

Required /
Optional

Type

input_string

The string to be converted.

Required

String

quote_style

Encoding single and double quote. 
ENT_COMPAT : Convert double quotes and leave single quotes unchanged. 
ENT_COMPAT is the default setting 
ENT_QUOTES : Converts both single and double quotes. 
ENT_NOQUOTES: Converts neither single nor double quotes.

Optional

Integer

Return values

The decoded string.

Value Type : String.

Example :

  1. <?php  

  2. $input_string = "&#169 w3resource.com";  

  3. echo 'After decoding : '.htmlspecialchars_decode($input_string) .'<br>';  

  4. $input_string = "&lt;table&gt;<br>&lt;tr&gt;<br>&lt;td&gt;<br>We are learning php&lt;/td&gt;<br>&lt;/tr&gt;<br>&lt;/table&gt;<br>";  

  5. echo 'After decoding : '.htmlspecialchars_decode($input_string) .'<br>';  

  6. ?>  

Output :

After decoding : © w3resource.com
After decoding :