Is there any reasons why PHP's json_encode function does not escape all JSON control characters in a string?
For example let's take a string which spans two rows and has control characters (\r \n " / \) in it:
<?php $s = <<<END First row. Second row w/ "double quotes" and backslash: \. END; $s = json_encode($s); echo $s; // Will output: "First row.\r\nSecond row w\/ \"double quotes\" and backslash: \\." ?>
Note that carriage return and newline chars are unescaped. Why?
I'm using jQuery as my JS library and it's $.getJSON() function will do fine when you fully, 100% trust incoming data. Otherwise I use JSON.org's library json2.js like everybody else.
But if you try to parse that encoded string it throws an error:
And you can't get the data! If you remove or escape \r \n " and \ in that string then JSON.parse() will not throw error.
Is there any existing, good PHP function for escaping control characters. Simple str_replace with search and replace arrays will not work.