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  1. #1
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    I have a problem with the form on my website

    The problem is that all ' (single-quote), " (double quote) and \ (backslash) are escaped with a backslash automatically.

    I turned off magic_quotes in php.ini, but the problem is still there (I used phpinfo to check that magic_quotes are really off).

    So I used stripslashes() in the code that pass the values into the database:

    $articleDetails['comments'] = stripslashes($_POST['comments']);
    $articleDetails['articlenames'] = stripslashes($_POST['articlename']);
    $articleDetails['articlekeywords'] = stripslashes($_POST['articlekeyword']);
    The problem is that it works only for the "General Guidelines for All Articles" textarea ('comments') and not for the 2 other fields: "Subject" + "Keywords/Comments" ('articlenames' + 'articlekeywords')



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    WDF Staff mlseim's Avatar
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    Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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    I do this and it works OK:

    $newtext = str_replace("<?", "", $newtext);
    $newtext = str_replace("?>", "", $newtext);
    $newtext = nl2br($newtext);

    I use stripslashes, then remove any strings that resemble PHP, and then convert my newlines to <br> so it looks right when viewing with HTML. I don't get any escaped characters.

    I wonder if using the $articleDetails array is causing something?
    Maybe test it out similar to what I'm doing. You call your textarea 'comments'. I just named mine 'textarea'.

    PHP has a function for nl2br (new line to <br>), but there is no reverse function, so here is one to use.

    // convert all of the <br> back into new lines for the textarea display.

    function br2nl($str) {
    return preg_replace('=<br */?>=i', "", $str);

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