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nl2br

(PHP 4, PHP 5)

nl2brInserts HTML line breaks before all newlines in a string

string nl2br(string $string[, bool $is_xhtml = true])

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Description #

string nl2br ( string $string [, bool $is_xhtml = true ] )

Returns string with '<br />' or '<br>' inserted before all newlines (\r\n, \n\r, \n and \r).

Parameters #

string

The input string.

is_xhtml

Whether to use XHTML compatible line breaks or not.

Return Values #

Returns the altered string.

Examples #

Example #1 Using nl2br()

<?php
echo nl2br("foo isn't\n bar");
?>

The above example will output:

foo isn't<br />
 bar

Changelog #

Version Description
5.3.0 Added the optional is_xhtml parameter.
4.0.5 nl2br() is now XHTML compliant. All older versions will return string with '<br>' inserted before newlines instead of '<br />'.

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