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Gisle Aas

NAME

decode - Expand HTML entites in a string

encode - Encode chars in a string using HTML entities

SYNOPSIS

 use HTML::Entities;

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

DESCRIPTION

The decode_entities() routine replace valid HTML entities found in the string with the corresponding character.

The encode_entities() routine replace 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:

  require 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

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.

AUTHOR

Gisle Aas <aas@a.sn.no>