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PHP Enhancing a Simple PHP Application Adding Search: Controller & View Escaping Output Review

Don Noray
Don Noray
19,238 Points

Adding Search: Controller & View

Escaping Output review: A visitor to our site has just performed a search for chocolate, which has returned no results. Change this code to display the search term in the search box again, making sure to protect the page against malicious code that might have been entered.

I entered: value="<?php if (isset($s)) { echo htmlspecialchars($s); } ?>"

Results: Bummer! To place text inside a text input field, you should give it a value attribute.

3 Answers

This worked for me Don:

see below, as I messed up this comment.

<input type="text" value="<?php if (!$products){ echo htmlspecialchars($search_term); }?>" name="s">
steven schwerin
steven schwerin
7,722 Points

Thanks, Michael,

Would you explain this code to me? I don't understand why we can't echo $_GET["s"] instead of $search_term and also the (!$products).