CodeIgniter : form input set_value cause " to become & quot

Problem :

A string retrieved from database contains " and when you try to display the string with Form Helper's set_value() function. The " becomes " How to fix this problem?

Solution :

By default the set_value() function will escape the value. (see and this will cause " to become "

Therefore, to fix this problem, turn off the HTML escaping by setting false in the 3rd parameter of the set_value() function.


 set_value('sometitle', $sometitle);


 set_value('sometitle', $sometitle, false);

This should prevent the " to become " now after disabling the default HTML escaping.

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By Adam Ng

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