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Is there a function that ignores white space in a string?

Dec 13th, 2002 01:20
Philip Olson, Tam bouma, Narendra Jain, obi-wan kenobi,


Basically, you can replace the spaces with nothing so let's do that 
using the str_replace() function.
<?php
    $string = "  New York, New York  ";
    $string = str_replace(' ', '', $string);
    // NewYork,NewYork
    print $string;
?>
See also:
    http://www.php.net/str_replace
If you simply wanted to remove the trailing or leading whitespace then 
use trim():
<?php
    $string = " New York, New York ";
    $string = trim($string);
    // New York, New York
    print $string;
?>
It's hard to demonstrate but trust us, the leading and trailing 
whitespace is gone now :)
See also:
    http://www.php.net/trim