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Subject:Escaping "" on submit
Summary:The form seems to escape urls with backslash when submitted
Author:Ranie Sauca
Date:2010-01-29 15:14:08
Update:2010-01-29 23:24:12

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Picture of Ranie Sauca Ranie Sauca - 2010-01-29 15:14:08
I'm starting to change our current form submition system out for your class. I just love It. But It seems that the class is escaping " with backslashes when submitted?

Here is an example
This is in the textarea:
<a href="/assets/images/8-Logo.jpg" target="_blank">
<img src="/assets/images/8-Logo.jpg" />

This is what I get in post:
<a href=\"/assets/images/8-Logo.jpg\" target=\"_blank\">
<img src=\"/assets/images/8-Logo.jpg\" />

Any ideas? I've tried going through the class but It's pretty big for an amateur programmer ;)

But again I love this class

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Picture of Andrew P. Andrew P. - 2010-01-29 17:42:31 - In reply to message 1 from Ranie Sauca

First, I want to thank you for your support of this project - I'm glad you like it and are getting some good use out of it.

Secondly, in November 2009 I started migrating the project from to it's new home on The url is I believe there has been two version releases since the migration, so I would highly recommend that you download the latest stable release from the Google Code Project Hosting site (url provided above). The project's new home has a section similar to this discussion forum for submitting issues. Please use this new section for all future communication (other than this thread of course). I don't check this forum as often so you more likely to get a faster response on the other site.

Finally, let's get to your message :). This "escaping with backslashes" is the default behavior of all html forms, whether submitted using GET or POST. In other words, there is nothing related to this form class that is causing these backslashes. There are various ways to handle removing these escaped characters. The most used would be php built in stripslashes function. You can find more info on how it is used at

Good Luck,

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Picture of Ranie Sauca Ranie Sauca - 2010-01-29 23:24:12 - In reply to message 2 from Andrew P.
Thanks for your reply! I'll get the latest and and will be monitoring this on google code from now on.

I was trying to fix It with stripslashes but didn't work, but I guess I'm going to give it a try again! ;)

Thanks again for your great work! ;)