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mailto content, getting info from database, stripping html tags

Thread began 7/14/2020 10:28 am by lr_leal239405 | Last modified 7/14/2020 2:07 pm by Ray Borduin | 20 views | 3 replies |

lr_leal239405

mailto content, getting info from database, stripping html tags

Would you know why when I have a mailto: it doesn't remove the the html tags? It's pulling from database with all the tags <p>, <a href=, <br>, etc.

I've tried strip_tags($mycontent) and html_entity_decode($mycontent), but it just keeps pulling all the tags into the email.

I would like this "<p>[first_name],<br /><br />Thank you for your past orders for..." as "Thank you for your past orders for..."

It works only when I copy and paste already decoded text directly from browser but not thru mailto:

Let me know if you can help. Thank you.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Use strip_tags() and pass the "false" parameter to the getColumnValue() reference to ensure the tags aren't already encoded like:

php:
<?php echo strip_tags($WADAemtemplate->getColumnVal("emtemplate_content"false)); ?>
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lr_leal239405

Great. Thanks. I think the 'false' parameter did it. It literally strips off the tags so my <a href's become dead links, the list items <li> and all the content becomes one paragraph. How do I then make it so that it interprets the html on the mailto (from the db), rather than strip it off so I would like to keep the formatting for example on the following:

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

I've never done this, and there is no built in method in php that I know of... but a quick search for "php convert html to plain text" came back with:

https://github.com/mtibben/html2text

That might be something that would work for you.

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