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Old April 23rd, 2004, 03:18 AM
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hello all, the question might be really easy but here's the deal... i have a form which contains the "description" field which is a textarea.... if i include a character which is single quote or a double quote, and submit the form this becomes something like this

description provided:
what's up


when submitted:
what\'s up


that data is submitted into database... now if i decide to read it from db, it will be written as:

what\'s up

what i want to do is to get rid of the backward slash character... can someone tell me if there is a php function which does that?

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Old April 23rd, 2004, 03:59 PM
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Yes. look at addslashes() and stripslashes().

  http://www.php.net/addslashes
  http://www.php.net/stripslashes


Since PHP can be configured to automatically addslashes() to incoming text (which your PHP seems to do), you can write a wrapper function around stripslashes() that only strips the slashes from incoming form input if PHP automatically added them.

More info on this here:
  http://p2p.wrox.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7495


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Exactly as nikolai suggested, excetp that I believe that this is not Php being configured to addslashes, but rathe the server uses MagicQuotesOn. Run phpinfo() and look.
If you wish to distribute the code you should detect the server settings and respond appropriatelly.

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