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Re: Stripping of HTML content

by QwertyD (Pilgrim)
on Sep 12, 2002 at 21:57 UTC ( #197370=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Stripping of HTML content

One of the simplest ways to go about this would just be to replace "<" with "&lt;", and ">" with "&gt;".

This way, you don't have to worry about balancing the tag beginnings and endings, and it won't break a message using the angle brackets to mean "less than" and "greater than".

Update: I probably got the idea from the forum at Joel On Software. Depending on how this is being used and your users, may also want to have a note telling the user that they can't use HTML to format their submission.

Another Update: Changed the second angle bracket to the closing angle bracket, changed the entities to match.

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