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PHP nl2br() Function

PHP nl2br() Function

PHP nl2br() function is used to insert HTML break tags <br> in the place of all new lines present in a given input string. Break tg is used to break the statement and go to the next line. This function returns a string with <br> or <br /> before all the newlines like \r or \n in the input string.

Syntax:-

nl2br($string, $xhtml);

Parameter Values

Parameter Description
string This is a required parameter. This parameter contains the given input string.
xhtml This is an optional parameter.This parameter contains a boolean value that indicates whether or not to use XHTML compatible line breaks:
  • TRUE- Inserts <br /> (Default)
  • FALSE - Inserts <br>

Here is an example of nl2br() function in PHP:

<html>
<body>

<?php
echo nl2br("Hello World.\nPHPTPOINT.");
?>

</body>
</html>

HTML view of the above code:

<html>
<body>
Hello World.<br />PHPTPOINT.
</body>
</html>
Output:
Hello World.
PHPTPOINT.

Here is another example of nl2br() function in PHP using the xhtml parameter:

<html>
<body>

<?php
echo nl2br("Hello World.\nPHPTPOINT.",false);
?> 

</body>
</html>

HTML view of the above code:

<html>
<body>
Hello World.<br>PHPTPOINT. 
</body>
</html>
Output:
Hello World.
PHPTPOINT.

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