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Web url in form

I have a form in which a user is going to enter (actually paste) a web
address into a form field. The URL will have a query string (e.g.
http://www.something.com?fld1=xxx&fld2=12345). When the form is posted, I
properly receive the address in $_POST. After I process it, I want to put
its value back into the field. Assuming the field name is v1, my <input>
tag has the following field:

... value="' . $_POST['v1'] . '" ...

Unfortunate, the query part of the string is truncated off and all that
shows up in the field is the base portion of the URL. What PHP function
will prepare the field such that the full URL - with query - will display
in the field?
Jul 17 '05 #1
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*** Michael Satterwhite escribió/wrote (Mon, 21 Feb 2005 14:31:41 GMT):
... value="' . $_POST['v1'] . '" ...


.... value="' . htmlspecialchars($_POST['v1']) . '" ...


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Jul 17 '05 #2
Alvaro G. Vicario wrote:
*** Michael Satterwhite escribió/wrote (Mon, 21 Feb 2005 14:31:41 GMT):
... value="' . $_POST['v1'] . '" ...


... value="' . htmlspecialchars($_POST['v1']) . '" ...


Thanks much. I appreciate it.
---Michael
Jul 17 '05 #3
Michael Satterwhite <sa*****************@weblore.com> wrote:
... value="' . $_POST['v1'] . '" ...


... value="' . htmlspecialchars($_POST['v1']) . '" ...


Thanks much. I appreciate it.


This will break if value is delimited with single quotes (see ENT_QUOTES
in htmlspecialchars).

Jul 17 '05 #4

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