PHP strip non alphanumeric

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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 ; }

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