Why does this code
$string = "[email protected]#$%^&*(<[email protected]"; echo $string;
Is this is a PHP bug?
Because < is a reserved character in in HTML 🙂
Read this for more information
You can use the function htmlspecialchars to convert such special chars
I’m not seeing that:
Perhaps you’ve got some weird characters in your file? Make sure you’re using a “normal” encoding on your source code, as well.
You need to do:
to display the string as it is on a browser. This is because the
< in the string is interpreted by the browser as start of a HTML tag.
So it’s not PHP but the browser that is causing this behavior. If you do the exact same display on a command line, you’ll see all the characters.
If you are viewing the output in a web browser, then the
< begins a tag and is usually not displayed but interpreted in the HTML document structure parser. Also, a
$ inside of a double-quoted string is interpolated as the variable name that follows it; try using single quotes where this won’t happen.
$string = '[email protected]#$%^&*(<[email protected]'; echo htmlentities($string);