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esc_textarea() WP 1.0

Escaping for textarea values.

Hooks from function:
Return

String.

Usage

esc_textarea( $text );
$text(string) (required)

Code of esc_textarea: wp-includes/formatting.php VER 4.9.8

<?php
function esc_textarea( $text ) {
	$safe_text = htmlspecialchars( $text, ENT_QUOTES, get_option( 'blog_charset' ) );
	/**
	 * Filters a string cleaned and escaped for output in a textarea element.
	 *
	 * @since 3.1.0
	 *
	 * @param string $safe_text The text after it has been escaped.
 	 * @param string $text      The text prior to being escaped.
	 */
	return apply_filters( 'esc_textarea', $safe_text, $text );
}

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