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Bug #29198 strip_tags silently strips out <!...> tags
Submitted: 2004-07-16 06:01 UTC Modified: 2004-12-28 04:37 UTC
From: steven at acko dot net Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Strings related
PHP Version: 5.0.0 OS: Windows 2000
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2004-07-16 06:01 UTC] steven at acko dot net
The strip_tags function is hardcoded to strip out <!...> tags, such as comments.

It is IMO expected behaviour for the function that specifying "<!-->" or "<!DOCTYPE>" in the allowed tags list leaves these intact.

If this is expected behaviour for this function, then the documentation should be updated.

(PS: The state machine in php_strip_tags() in string.c seems to contain some redundancies. Someone who understand all of it should take a closer look ;))

Reproduce code:
  print strip_tags("Some text. <!-- a comment --> Some text.", "<!-->");

Expected result:
The output should be:
Some text. <!-- a comment --> Some text.
(with the comment intact)

Actual result:
The output is:
Some text.  Some text.
(the comment is stripped out)


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 [2004-12-28 00:44 UTC] support at jevon dot org
Isn't this already documented?
 [2004-12-28 04:37 UTC] steven at acko dot net
I checked the English documentation and indeed, it is documented there. It is missing from the Dutch translation of that page, which defaults to, hence I didn't notice it.
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