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  1. #1
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    Question Problems with echo statement

    Hello,

    I am having an issue with an echo statement.

    I am passing a string with $_GET and attempting to print it with echo. The issue is the content in the $_GET contains an & and when I echo the string it doesnt print the & or anything after it. For example,

    the url which is sending the information is

    PHP Code:
    http://www.realitytvaddict.com/read_post.php?tid=35&name=The%20Kardashians&subject=Kim%20&%20Kanye!%20Will%20it%20last?#1677 
    I have tried just echoing the $_GET['subject']. I have also tried running it through htmlspecialchars(). I have also tried replacing the & with regrex but nothing seems to work.

    Whenever I print out the variable it is turned from "Kim & Kanye! Will it last?" into "Kim"

    Can anyone figure out why it is doing this?

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    Either use htmlspecialchars() or htmlentities() on the text being output.
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    Tried htmlspecialchars, ended up with the same effect. Thats what I thought would fix the problem as well.

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    We may need to see a bit of the actual PHP code to better understand what you are trying to do. Maybe it's just a case of a HTML tag attribute's value not being quoted?
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    Figured it out. Just needed to add urlencode() to the variable before it was passed via $_GET. That allows the & to get passed and then I used htmlentitites() on the receiving end before echoing.

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    Can you post a tidbit of the code and I may be able to help you!

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    plz attach your code and i may be able to help u

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