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wp_sanitize_redirect() WP 1.0

Sanitizes a URL for use in a redirect.

This is a pluggable function, and it can be replaced from plugin. It means that this function is defined (works) only after all plugins are connected (included), but before this moment the function has not yet been defined... Therefore, you cannot call this and all functions depended on this function directly from a plugin code. It must be called via hook plugins_loaded or later, for example on hook init.

Function replacement (override) — in a plugin you can create a function with the same name, then it will replace this function.

Is the basis for: wp_safe_redirect()
Works based on: wp_kses_no_null()
✈ 1 time = 0.000309s = fast | 50000 times = 0.20s = very fast PHP 7.1.5, WP 4.8.2

No Hooks.


String. Redirect-sanitized URL.


wp_sanitize_redirect( $location );
$location(string) (required)
The path to redirect to.

Code of wp_sanitize_redirect: wp-includes/pluggable.php VER 5.0.1

function wp_sanitize_redirect($location) {
	$regex = '/
			(?: [\xC2-\xDF][\x80-\xBF]        # double-byte sequences   110xxxxx 10xxxxxx
			|   \xE0[\xA0-\xBF][\x80-\xBF]    # triple-byte sequences   1110xxxx 10xxxxxx * 2
			|   [\xE1-\xEC][\x80-\xBF]{2}
			|   \xED[\x80-\x9F][\x80-\xBF]
			|   [\xEE-\xEF][\x80-\xBF]{2}
			|   \xF0[\x90-\xBF][\x80-\xBF]{2} # four-byte sequences   11110xxx 10xxxxxx * 3
			|   [\xF1-\xF3][\x80-\xBF]{3}
			|   \xF4[\x80-\x8F][\x80-\xBF]{2}
		){1,40}                              # ...one or more times
	$location = preg_replace_callback( $regex, '_wp_sanitize_utf8_in_redirect', $location );
	$location = preg_replace('|[^a-z0-9-~+_.?#=&;,/:%!*\[\]()@]|i', '', $location);
	$location = wp_kses_no_null($location);

	// remove %0d and %0a from location
	$strip = array('%0d', '%0a', '%0D', '%0A');
	return _deep_replace( $strip, $location );

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