HTML uses reserve characters that have special meanings. Including those special characters in MySQL or PHP code will either break the HTML or your code. Regardless, it will have unwanted effects. You can avoid these unwanted effects by learning to encode for HTML. Watch this online video to learn more about encoding for HTML so your programs will function properly.
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In the last movie, we saw how to use PHP to encode values for use in the url string. …And that's because there's certain characters that have special meaning when …they're used in the url. There's another place where we have to …watch out for reserved characters, to make sure we don't end up with unintended consequences. …And that's in the HTML. Here's a sample block of HTML. …Now, there are reserved characters in HTML that have special meaning. …Most notably, the less than and greater than signs that surround the HTML tags. …These characters indicate to HTML that everything inside here is an instruction …for UHTML. This is something that you should follow, …and use for your formatting. But don't output it to the end user.…
They won't actually see The results of those tags. …It's just for the HTML's benefit. We want to take care that we don't output …strings with characters that have special meaning to HTML, or we'll break the HTML …or break our text. Imagine, for example, that in our …
- What is PHP?
- Installing and configuring PHP and MySQL
- Exploring data types
- Controlling code with logical expressions and loops
- Using PHP's built-in functions
- Writing custom functions
- Building dynamic webpages
- Working with forms and form data
- Using cookies and sessions to store data
- Connecting to MySQL with PHP
- Creating and editing database records
- Building a content management system
- Adding user authentication
Skill Level Beginner
PHP with MySQL Beyond the Basicswith Kevin Skoglund10h 26m Intermediate
1. PHP Overview
2. Mac Installation
3. Windows Installation
4. First Steps
5. Exploring Data Types
6. Control Structures: Logical Expressions
7. Control Structures: Loops
8. User-Defined Functions
10. Building Web Pages with PHP
11. Working with Forms and Form Data
12. Working with Cookies and Sessions
13. MySQL Basics
14. Using PHP to Access MySQL
15. Building a Content Management System (CMS)
16. Using Site Navigation to Choose Content
17. Application CRUD
18. Building the Public Area
19. Regulating Page Access
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