Sanitize in "name" format (ASCII alphanumeric letters/digits, hyphens, underscores, periods)

Default behavior:

  • Allows both upper and lowercase ASCII letters.
  • Limits maximum length to 128 characters.
  • Replaces non-name format characters with underscore "_".

Example

$test = "Foo+Bar Baz-123"
echo $sanitizer->name($test); // outputs: Foo_Bar_Baz-123

Usage

// basic usage
$string = $sanitizer->name(string $value);

// usage with all arguments
$string = $sanitizer->name(string $value, $beautify = false, int $maxLength = 128, string $replacement = '_', array $options = []);

Arguments

NameType(s)Description
$valuestring

Value that you want to convert to name format.

$beautify (optional)bool or int

Beautify the returned name?

  • Beautify makes returned name prettier by getting rid of doubled punctuation, leading/trailing punctuation and such.
  • Should be TRUE when creating a resource using the name for the first time (default is FALSE).
  • You may also specify the constant Sanitizer::translate (or integer 2) for the this argument, which will make it translate letters based on name format settings in ProcessWire.
$maxLength (optional)int

Maximum number of characters allowed in the name (default=128).

$replacement (optional)string

Replacement character for invalid characters. Should be either "", "-" or "." (default="").

$options (optional)array

Extra options to replace default 'beautify' behaviors

  • allowAdjacentExtras (bool): Whether to allow [-_.] characters next to each other (default=false).
  • allowDoubledReplacement (bool): Whether to allow two of the same replacement chars [-_] next to each other (default=false).
  • allowedExtras (array): Specify extra allowed characters (default=['-', '_', '.']`).

Return value

string

Sanitized value in name format

See Also


$sanitizer methods and properties

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.66