$sanitizer->names() method

Sanitize a string or array containing multiple names

  • Default behavior is to sanitize to ASCII alphanumeric and hyphen, underscore, and period.
  • If given a string, multiple names may be separated by a delimeter (which is a space by default).
  • Return value will be of the same type as the given value (i.e. string or array).

Usage

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

// usage with all arguments
$string = $sanitizer->names($value, string $delimeter = ' ', array $allowedExtras = [], string $replacementChar = '_', bool $beautify = false);

Arguments

NameType(s)Description
valuestring, array

Value(s) to sanitize to name format.

delimeter (optional)string

Character that delimits values, if $value is a string (default=" ").

allowedExtras (optional)array

Additional characters that are allowed in the value (default=['-', '_', '.']).

replacementChar (optional)string

Single character replacement value for invalid characters (default='_').

beautify (optional)bool

Whether or not to beautify returned values (default=false). See Sanitizer::name() for beautify options.

Return value

string array

Returns string if given a string for $value, returns array if given an array for $value.


$sanitizer methods and properties

API reference based on ProcessWire core version 3.0.172

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