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$smcFunc['htmlspecialchars'] (string $str [, int $quote_style = ENT_COMPAT, string $charset = 'ISO-8859-1'])

Description: This function is similar to PHP's htmlspecialchars function, however, it additionally checks the encoding argument and takes care of HTML entities using regex.


  • $str - The string that will be converted.
  • $quote_style - Bitmask flag on how to handle the string (optional).
  • $charset - The character set of the string (optional).

Return: The converted string.


$result = $smcFunc['htmlspecialchars']('<<<"This is a string that will be converted to HTML entities.">>>');