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Doc Bug #61061 mb_decode_numericentity() description is very confusing
Submitted: 2012-02-12 20:06 UTC Modified: 2017-01-28 11:55 UTC
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From: matteosistisette at gmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Open Package: mbstring related
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 [2012-02-12 20:06 UTC] matteosistisette at gmail dot com
From manual page:

The description:
string mb_decode_numericentity ( string $str , array $convmap , string $encoding 
Convert numeric string reference of string str in a specified block to 
is completely ununderstandable. 

First, it uses the singular "string reference [...] to character", which seems 
to suggest that the function will only convert ONE html entity into ONE 
character, which is not so (it will convert all numeric html entities in the 
given string to characters).

Second, it is not clear what "in a specified block" means.

Third, "numeric string reference of string str" is pretty confusing.

I'm not native english speaking but it looks like the person who wrote this part 
of the documentation wasn't either.


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