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Bug #21453 strip_tags behaviour change
Submitted: 2003-01-06 01:14 UTC Modified: 2003-01-06 16:16 UTC
From: pw0kt32001 at sneakemail dot com Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: Strings related
PHP Version: 4.3.0 OS: Windows XP
Private report: No CVE-ID:
 [2003-01-06 01:14 UTC] pw0kt32001 at sneakemail dot com
A "<" as plaintext is something strip_tags can't make much sense of, sure. My previous report ( ) was indeed bogus, but what about this.

$test = "<table>\n<tr><td>first cell before < first cell after</td></tr>\n<tr><td>second cell before < second cell after</td></tr>\n</table>\n";
$testarray = explode("\n",strip_tags($test));

    [0] => 
    [1] => first cell before 
    [2] => second cell before 
    [3] => 
    [4] => 

    [0] => 
    [1] => first cell before 

Is this also per design? Parsing third-party webpages created by someone/some program that disregards that &lt; should be used instead of "<" became a bit more difficult with 4.3.0. Not hard to code around, but certainly an annoyance compared to 4.2.3.


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 [2003-01-06 16:17 UTC]
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