/CakePHP 3.5

Function h

Convenience method for htmlspecialchars.

Link: https://book.cakephp.org/3.0/en/core-libraries/global-constants-and-functions.html#h
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License: MIT License
Located at Core/functions.php
h( string|array|object $text boolean $double true string|null $charset null )

Parameters summary

string|array|object $text

Text to wrap through htmlspecialchars. Also works with arrays, and objects. Arrays will be mapped and have all their elements escaped. Objects will be string cast if they implement a __toString method. Otherwise the class name will be used.

boolean $double = true Encode existing html entities.
string|null $charset = null

Character set to use when escaping. Defaults to config value in mb_internal_encoding() or 'UTF-8'.


  • string|array Wrapped text.

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