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sanitizing strings question


halben
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I'm doing something like this:

 

$user_email_data = trim(strip_tags(stripslashes($_POST['user_email'])));
 
// Now use PHP to check for validation
if (filter_var($user_email_data, FILTER_VALIDATE_EMAIL)) { .....
 
 
How safe is that?

 

 

Validate and sanitize filters are different.  Sanitize will change it to make it "safe" and validate tells you whether it is valid or not.

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