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Php code snippets and examples

Php : Get name and value of all input tags on a page with DomDocument

By | August 4, 2012

The following code snippet will extract all input tag names and values as an associative array, from a given html page. [sourcecode language=”php”] /* Generic function to fetch all input tags (name and value) on a page Useful when writing automatic login bots/scrapers */ function get_input_tags($html) { $post_data = array(); // a new dom object… Read More »

PHP Format numbers to Indian Numerical System

By | July 1, 2009

The numerical system used in India differs from the Western system in terms of the placement of the thousands separator. Example : Number -> 1000000 Indian System -> 10,00,000 (Ten Lakh) Western System -> 1,000,000 (1 Million) While echoing numbers in PHP it is possible to format numbers with such separators using functions like number_format…. Read More »

Php – parse text and convert urls into hyperlinks

By | May 10, 2020

The following function will parse a given text and convert all the urls into links. It does this using regular expressions. It converts email addresses to mailto links as well. Code function parse_links($str) { $str = str_replace(‘www.’, ‘http://www.’, $str); $str = preg_replace(‘|http://([a-zA-Z0-9-./]+)|’, ‘<a href="http://$1">$1</a>’, $str); $str = preg_replace(‘/(([a-z0-9+_-]+)(.[a-z0-9+_-]+)*@([a-z0-9-]+.)+[a-z]{2,6})/’, ‘<a href="mailto:$1">$1</a>’, $str); return $str; } Last… Read More »