1 bootstrap.inc check_plain($text)

Encodes special characters in a plain-text string for display as HTML.

Also validates strings as UTF-8 to prevent cross site scripting attacks on Internet Explorer 6.


string $text: The text to be checked or processed.

Return value

string: An HTML safe version of $text. If $text is not valid UTF-8, an empty string is returned.

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core/includes/bootstrap.inc, line 2088
Functions that need to be loaded on every Backdrop request.


function check_plain($text) {
  return htmlspecialchars((string) $text, ENT_QUOTES, 'UTF-8');