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PHP strip_tags() Function

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Example

Strip the string from HTML tags:

<?php
echo strip_tags("Hello <b>world!</b>");
?>

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Definition and Usage

The strip_tags() function strips a string from HTML, XML, and PHP tags.

Note: HTML comments are always stripped. This cannot be changed with the allow parameter.

Note: This function is binary-safe.


Syntax

strip_tags(string,allow)

Parameter Description
string Required. Specifies the string to check
allow Optional. Specifies allowable tags. These tags will not be removed

Technical Details

Return Value: Returns the stripped string
PHP Version: 4+
Changelog: As of PHP 5.0, this function is binary-safe
As of PHP 4.3, HTML comments are always stripped


More Examples

Example 1

Strip the string from HTML tags, but allow <b> tags to be used:

<?php
echo strip_tags("Hello <b><i>world!</i></b>","<b>");
?>

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