PHP strip non alphanumeric


    On, in the titles of the posts our editors insisted on including a non alphanumeric character. The little dot that separates the title from the author. This causes havoc with a lot of my scripts and is really freaking annoying.

    This handy little function strips all the nonĀ  alphanumeric character from the string.

    function strip_non_alnum($str) { $str = preg_replace('~^(\s*)(.*?)(\s*)$~m', "\\2", $str); $str = ereg_replace("[^[:alnum:] ]","",$str); return $str ; }