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JFilterOutput/stringURLSafe

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Description

This method processes a string and replaces all accented UTF-8 characters by unaccented ASCII-7 "equivalents", whitespaces are replaced by hyphens and the string is lowercased.

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Syntax

stringURLSafe($string)
Parameter Name Default Value Description
$string $input String to process

Returns

string Processed string

Defined in

libraries/joomla/filter/filteroutput.php

Importing

jimport( 'joomla.filter.filteroutput' );

Source Body

function stringURLSafe($string)
{
        //remove any '-' from the string they will be used as concatonater
        $str = str_replace('-', ' ', $string);
 
        $lang = &JFactory::getLanguage();
        $str = $lang->transliterate($str);
 
        // convert certain symbols to letter representation
        $str = str_replace(array('&', '"', '<', '>'), array('a', 'q', 'l', 'g'), $str);
 
        // remove any duplicate whitespace, and ensure all characters are alphanumeric
        $str = preg_replace(array('/\s+/','/[^A-Za-z0-9\-]/'), array('-',''), $str);
 
        // lowercase and trim
        $str = trim(strtolower($str));
        return $str;
}

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Examples

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