Ishan Mahajan Ishan Mahajan - 1 month ago 6
HTML Question

Display data as user entered with space and line break while using htmlspeacialchars function

I am using

nl2br()

function to add a line break and then
htmlspeacialchars()

but the code displays
<br/>
while it should have been a line break.
I have tried to put htmlspeacialchars() above but same output is displayed.
I'm fetching data from my database variable named blog while I'm displaying some code too viz "
<li>
or any other ".

$blog=htmlspecialchars($blog);
$blog=nl2br($blog);


and line break is echoed as:

<br />


And more over I don't want to use javascript.

Answer

I've found solution from How to use add line break using nl2br while using htmlspeacialchars
And they suggest using both functions in this way.As I was not able to realise what Don't panic suggested in his comment.

$text_even=nl2br(htmlspecialchars($text_uneven));