PHP How to Strip of Tags
How to Strip off tags from text string:

This will show you how you can strip HTML tags from a string, for when saving it to file or database.
Also be sure to read the pages about converting newlines to breaks.
And htmlspecialchars, and the second part of this;
htmlspecialchars_decode that might be what you are really after.

 Strip off Tags from a Text String

For safety reasons you really should remove tags from the text that you users can input.

In PHP we have a nice little tool to strip off all HTML and PHP tags from any text. You can use it like in the example below, where the input from a textfield named 'form-subject' is read in a normal way with $_POST[''] and put in a variable named $subject. This is then parsed through the strip_tags and can then safely be written in to your database.


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 As you see its just takes a single code to strip of the tags. This is built in to PHP, and its a useful code to use.
 The example show the basic use of the strip_tags code.

    $subject = strip_tags($_POST['form-subject']);
 This example;
    $teststring = "<A HREF=''>Hello world</A><?php mysqli_query($con, $SQLstr); ?>"; 
    $teststring = strip_tags($teststring); 
    echo $teststring;
 ...will result in this output;
'Hello world'
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