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

Michael Soileau
Michael Soileau
16,199 Points

My code not working.

Here it is:

<?php $clean_search = strip_tags(filter_var($search_term, FILTER_SANITIZE_STRING)); 

$clean_search = preg_replace('/[\W]/', '', $clean_search);
?>

        <form method="get" action="./">
            <input type="text" name="s" 
            value="<?php echo $clean_search;  ?>">

What do you want it to do?

Michael Soileau
Michael Soileau
16,199 Points

It's for the "Escaping Output" section in the PHP course. The code that I posted is more robust than the solution the exercise is looking for.

1 Answer

Michael Soileau
Michael Soileau
16,199 Points

It just wants the htmlspecialchars($search_term);