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decode - Expand HTML entities in a string

encode - Encode chars in a string using HTML entities


 use HTML::Entities;

 $a = "Våre norske tegn bør &#230res";
 encode_entities($a, "\200-\377");


The decode_entities() routine replaces valid HTML entities found in the string with the corresponding ISO-8859/1 character.

The encode_entities() routine replaces the characters specified by the second argument with their entity representation. The default set of characters to expand are control chars, high-bit chars and the '<', '&', '>' and '"' character.

Both routines modify the string passed in as the first argument and return it.

If you prefer not to import these routines into your namespace you can call them as:

  use HTML::Entities ();
  $encoded = HTML::Entities::encode($a);
  $decoded = HTML::Entities::decode($a);

The module can also export the %char2entity and the %entity2char hashes which contains the mapping from all characters to the corresponding entities.


Copyright 1995, 1996 Gisle Aas. All rights reserved.

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.


Gisle Aas <aas@sn.no>