PHP Question

How to store a string ending with backslash in a variable?

There is probably a much more elegant way to say the title, but that's the best I could come up with because frankly I am feeling silly that I don't know the answer and even have to ask but that's how you learn, so no shame necessary.

I have stored dataURIs such as :

data:image/png;base64,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\


in a variable by simply doing:
$some_var = "INSERT_ABOVE";
and has usually worked fine, but I am finding in a piece of code I am working on right now that the code breaks anytime one of the variable=>datauri scheme I showed above is used but deleting that line, fixes the code.

So I am not sure ?WHY? this particular datauri is breaking the code and shouldn't anything inside
"" QUOTATIONS
be treated as a literal string? Is there a best practice or should I say recommended way of storing datauris as variables to be used through the code, so it doesn't break?

Any thoughts and/or suggestions would be greatly appreciated, TIA.

Answer

Use Heredoc string quoting. It's another way to represent strings in PHP. It can eliminate your problem of ending quote getting escaped by string data.

  $str = <<<EOD
        data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAADAAAAAwCAYAAABXAvmHAAAE5klEQVR4nO1ZS0hjVxg+9xEJVFAnCzcuurVC3XfTWpqMMTGJbrSFQumAxhERFdE4YK4Bo5kY8zAvo0434nKghW46pXRhH5sKBXHXdikyDjGK0ETj7f/f5KY3N68bySSh9YPP/5x7Xv9/znfOubkS8oAH/L9B1XtAnufVYNTZbBqYpCgqVaKuCgySxiwwBXVvpHXYt+hrKajn5+fjNzc3hGEYolarT1ZXV0NLS0t74FwSK4DjLQ6H48nCwsJkKpXqSafTQl2v19sKxQ0PIAcM4vr6+r2rq6uQzWZ7ur+//8nd3R1ZXFz8Hp73YDnLsoSmaQwKm/DyPuj6u03+drvd7Z2dnf1dXV2fazSaX2DmSSKR6Dk+Pn55cnLy8vLysgeftbW1/Qz1Puvo6ND5fL53iGz2EXXfA3Kgzp1O59jZ2VkQZxmJzkNgT+12+w6kb8u1b3gACAwCJPRjPB7/APM48y6X68NKziMaIaEC4MnS2toaQr0jIR1U4jyioZtYCtiw57hZEbe3t+dK2zXFCiC6u7uP0eIeWFlZ+Ulpu6ZZgZGRkcTh4WHV7ZpmBUiRM14JGGnm4OCAHx4e5pBDaIeGuCGgBa3FwlmAZrRmM2c2WzgTWpOJM5nM3CDawUHBGsEajUbBGsAaDECjgRswAAfQDnD6AaAerZ7r1+u5346Onp2/fi348ceffz3T6rSc7nE/8DGn1ek4nS5jtVod9+rVdyuiz3kSQv2Njo4qnyYxQ4lpXpop3qbog8zDmZkZwQerdbzk+F6vLy9fEAACr/O8cSQD8lKvs/VzSfxDSQLgC5pncnx5vcAplOtaCpWKlYyfQd4euJcICSk62D16yU1guftVPhZbrFSs07//phae5fDtpx3KKpabEVlZUQmJuKvJzFaPcsPKJZQfgCyRfhsBlNK/uF8q6FGRhETUfgVq0GGzSogvMn6pelIUSCjD7HFarwCqOMbkQdZXQhXOf2V9lJWQmMqcw/VaAekwFTexLC+TEC+KUcjXOoDip091g1QlodrcsMqhZBMrkpBY5dcnj/IqU8J1T7LvO7lWxUx+eUnty6+lyqgsIQkoaQk6gY5nH2a+HuT3WvWC3WOF5atEy0qFXlmGFsjkmPmxzTJMljRRscy/eUgzbMYWMNtWVUAog7dLlYQiVLLn+eUV3kb3Xrwgu3t7And2d0lsBxkj27FtEt1GRkkkGiXhCDJCQuEwCYbCJBQKkWAwRLa2gsAtEghsEX8gQHwBP/H5/cTr9xGvz0c2vV7i8W6SjU2wHrAeD3FveIS0OMPP3Rtk3fWcrK27yNraOnECV51rQGfBvmyK70IIcJydmJgQvrxFIhGWoqi0knbN9Jv4XmiaAGZnZ98X09PT071K2zVNACCh9qxF0660XdPsgcnJyQD8Fp7CNMMwgXA4PN1onxRjeXlZY7Va42NjYzwS03Nzc4p+fzZ8BWw226NEIvFDOp3upbI3I34VoWn695aWlr5AIBAv177uewA0TjscDs3U1FQf8MuLi4sjdF5whqZnkRgIBNGbTCaPYDW+GB8f/6hUf434Nkqdnp6ei//MEP+hAbp3wGUofLWC+6ANjB3K3gV+hc9AWiQWixUopqGnEDoOrxnfAD+GTWuHPI+MRqMc2D7g1xX7qIejUqCEJOMKL1/odL39eMAD/iv4B7EvTT8yUT9VAAAAAElFTkSuQmCC\

  EOD;

  echo $str;
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