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Where or what new condition is showing HTML characters?

Thread began 8/30/2018 4:13 pm by Steve | Last modified 8/31/2018 1:26 pm by Ray Borduin | 16 views | 1 replies |

Steve

Where or what new condition is showing HTML characters?

Hello,
I've had some sites no longer echo back HTML Text as rendered html. This worked fine but now I need use the htmlspecialchars_decode() function to solve the problem. It's a problem as this was not expected and it's disappointing when Customers are the ones making us aware of the change.

Solved as shown:
<?php echo htmlspecialchars_decode($info->getColumnVal("invDescr")); ?>

I guess it's unrealistic to expect rsobj.php automatically re-write with the htmlspecialchars_decode function. So what solutions do we have? Just remember if you work on a page that will render html content from a recordset value, you'll need wrap it in the noted function...

php:
public function getColumnVal($col,$crossSiteProtect=null) {

      if (is_null($crossSiteProtect)) $crossSiteProtect = $this->CrossSiteProtect;
      $colVal = "";
      if (isset($this->Results[$this->Index]) && isset($this->Results[$this->Index][$col])) {
          $colVal = $this->Results[$this->Index][$col];
          if ($crossSiteProtect) $colVal = htmlspecialchars($colVal);
      }
      return $colVal;
    }
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Ray BorduinWebAssist

The shortcut is to use:

<?php echo $info->getColumnVal("invDescr",false); ?>

You just have to add the extra "false" parameter to tell it to not add the cross site scripting protection on this field.

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