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Bug #51272 I am getting faulty output with from the str_replace function.
Submitted: 2010-03-11 12:19 UTC Modified: 2010-03-11 14:18 UTC
From: editor at fast dot st Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Strings related
PHP Version: 5.2.13 OS: windows xp
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2010-03-11 12:19 UTC] editor at fast dot st
I seem to be getting really messed up output when using str_replace in a certain 

Test script:
$out = "[form] [form]";
$out = str_replace('[form', '[fo<rm', $out);

Expected result:
The glitch is obvious...


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 [2010-03-11 12:31 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Feedback
 [2010-03-11 12:31 UTC]
You may need to spell out what the "glitch" is, because I get the exact output I'd expect:

[form] [form]<br>[fo<rm] [fo<rm]
 [2010-03-11 14:10 UTC] editor at fast dot st
I'm sorry... Should have assumed it was something unique to my installation. 

My output looks like this:

[form] [form]

And if I view source I get this:

[form] [form]<br>[fo<rm] [fo>

Also, I think I'm actually on php 5.2.5, on Apache 2.2.6

 [2010-03-11 14:18 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Bogus
 [2010-03-11 14:18 UTC]
Sorry, but your problem does not imply a bug in PHP itself.  For a
list of more appropriate places to ask for help using PHP, please
visit as this bug system is not the
appropriate forum for asking support questions.  Due to the volume
of reports we can not explain in detail here why your report is not
a bug.  The support channels will be able to provide an explanation
for you.

Thank you for your interest in PHP.

This doesn't sound like a PHP issue, but simply a HTML escaping issue. I'd suggest that you pursue this with one of the support options linked above.
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