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The strip_tags() function is an inbuilt function in PHP which is used to strips a string from HTML, and PHP tags. This function returns a string with all NULL bytes, HTML, and PHP tags stripped from a given $str.

Syntax: 

string strip_tags( $str, $allowable_tags ) 


Parameters: This function accepts two parameters as mentioned above and described below: 

  • $string: It is a required parameter that specifies the string to be check.
  • $allow: It is an optional parameter that specifies allowable tags. These tags will not be removed.

Return Value: This function Returns the stripped string.

Exceptions:  

  • This function strip HTML comments and PHP tags. It can not be used this in $allow tags because this is already hardcoded.
  • PHP 5.3.4 and later versions, ignored the self-closing XHTML tags
  • strip_tags() does not validate the HTML.

Below programs illustrate the strip_tags() function in PHP: 

Program 1:  

PHP

<?php
  
// PHP programme to illustrate 
// strip_tags function without $allow parameter
echo strip_tags("Hello <b>GeeksforGeeks!</b>");
?>

                    

Output: 
Hello GeeksforGeeks!

 

Program 2: 

PHP

<?php
  
// PHP programme to illustrate 
// strip_tags function with $allow parameter
  
echo strip_tags("Hello <b><i>GeeksforGeeks!</i></b>", "<b>");
?>

                    

Output
Hello <b>GeeksforGeeks!</b>

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Reference: http://php.net/manual/en/function.strip-tags.php
 


Last Updated : 21 Jun, 2023
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