[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #15657: wp_strip_all_tags causes paragraphs to run together

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Tue Dec 27 20:49:31 UTC 2011

#15657: wp_strip_all_tags causes paragraphs to run together
 Reporter:  jwz                                  |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)                         |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                               |   Milestone:  Future
Component:  Formatting                           |  Release
 Severity:  normal                               |     Version:  2.9
 Keywords:  has-patch 3.2-early needs-unit-      |  Resolution:
  tests                                          |

Comment (by jwz):

 Replying to [comment:7 azaozz]:
 > 'wp_strip_all_tags()' is intended as fix/replacement for PHP's
 `strip_tags()`. If we need to pre-process RSS feeds perhaps we should make
 another function specifically for that.

 `wp_strip_all_tags` isn't used solely for RSS and Atom feeds, it's used
 indirectly by anything that wants `the_excerpt` and is also used by other
 plugins, e.g., Simple Facebook Connect uses it when cross-posting to
 Facebook (since their API only allows plain-text).

 It seems to me that in any context where you're converting multi-line HTML
 to plain-text, converting paragraphs to newlines is an eminently sensible
 thing to do. I can't imagine why you'd want the original PHP `strip_tags`
 behavior at all, frankly.

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/15657#comment:8>
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