PHP's html_entity_decode in JavaScript

Here’s what our current JavaScript equivalent to PHP's html_entity_decode looks like.

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module.exports = function html_entity_decode (string, quoteStyle) { // eslint-disable-line camelcase
// discuss at: http://locutus.io/php/html_entity_decode/
// original by: john (http://www.jd-tech.net)
// input by: ger
// input by: Ratheous
// input by: Nick Kolosov (http://sammy.ru)
// improved by: Kevin van Zonneveld (http://kvz.io)
// improved by: marc andreu
// revised by: Kevin van Zonneveld (http://kvz.io)
// revised by: Kevin van Zonneveld (http://kvz.io)
// bugfixed by: Onno Marsman (https://twitter.com/onnomarsman)
// bugfixed by: Brett Zamir (http://brett-zamir.me)
// bugfixed by: Fox
// example 1: html_entity_decode('Kevin & van Zonneveld')
// returns 1: 'Kevin & van Zonneveld'
// example 2: html_entity_decode('<')
// returns 2: '<'

var getHtmlTranslationTable = require('../strings/get_html_translation_table')
var tmpStr = ''
var entity = ''
var symbol = ''
tmpStr = string.toString()

var hashMap = getHtmlTranslationTable('HTML_ENTITIES', quoteStyle)
if (hashMap === false) {
return false
}

// @todo: & problem
// http://locutus.io/php/get_html_translation_table:416#comment_97660
delete (hashMap['&'])
hashMap['&'] = '&'

for (symbol in hashMap) {
entity = hashMap[symbol]
tmpStr = tmpStr.split(entity).join(symbol)
}
tmpStr = tmpStr.split(''').join("'")

return tmpStr
}
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How to use

You you can install via npm install locutus and require it via require('locutus/php/strings/html_entity_decode'). You could also require the strings module in full so that you could access strings.html_entity_decode instead.

If you intend to target the browser, you can then use a module bundler such as Browserify, webpack or rollup.js.

ES5/ES6

This function targets ES5, but as of Locutus 2.0.2 we also support ES6 functions. Locutus transpiles to ES5 before publishing to npm.

A community effort

Not unlike Wikipedia, Locutus is an ongoing community effort. Our philosophy follows The McDonald’s Theory. This means that we don't consider it to be a bad thing that many of our functions are first iterations, which may still have their fair share of issues. We hope that these flaws will inspire others to come up with better ideas.

This way of working also means that we don't offer any production guarantees, and recommend to use Locutus inspiration and learning purposes only.

Examples

Please note that these examples are distilled from test cases that automatically verify our functions still work correctly. This could explain some quirky ones.

#codeexpected result
1html_entity_decode('Kevin & van Zonneveld')'Kevin & van Zonneveld'
2html_entity_decode('<')'<'

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