[thelist] FW: Really annoying PHP escape problem

Rob Smith rob.smith at THERMON.com
Thu Apr 8 12:52:53 CDT 2004

I thought about this more why I'm getting three \'s 

Firstly the code is sent to a page via post with urlencode(). The first ' is
now \'. When the code is spit back out to the screen to preview both
characters are getting escaped:

\\ \' hense \\\'

this is odd.


-----Original Message-----
From: Rob Smith 
Sent: Thursday, April 08, 2004 12:46 PM
To: Thelist (E-mail)
Subject: Really annoying PHP escape problem

Hi list

When I encode an ' through a querystring it gets encoded via: 

%5C%27  \'

When it get's display through: echo $_GET["variable"], the screen will show:

All I want is the simple ' to show up. How do you escape the three \\\'s

Rob Smith

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