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Handling Special Characters

      if ($_POST['submitted'] == "yes"){
        $yourname = $_POST['yourname'];

        $yourname = trim ($yourname);

        $yourname = strip_tags ($yourname);

        $yourname = htmlspecialchars ($yourname);

        $yourname = addslashes ($yourname);
        echo $yourname . "<br />";
        ?><a href="index.php">Try Again</a><?php
      if ($_POST['submitted'] != "yes"){
        <form action="index.php" method="post">
          <input type="hidden" name="submitted" value="yes" />
          Your Name: <input type="text" name="yourname" maxlength="150" /><br />
          <input type="submit" value="Submit" style="margin-top: 10px;" />

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