Replaces special characters in a string with their HTML-escaped equivalents.

HTMLEditFormat( string [, version] ) → returns string

The HTMLEditFormat function is DEPRECATED as of ColdFusion 11

Argument Reference for the HTMLEditFormat function


Required: Yes
A string or a variable that contains one.


Required: No
HTML version to use; currently ignored. Values:
  • -1
  • 2
  • 3.2



DEPRECATED since version 11
Use encodeForHTML, which can provide more protection from XSS.

Examples sample code invoking the HTMLEditFormat function

Escapes the HTML characters

HTMLEditFormat( "This is a test & this is another <This text is in angle brackets> Previous line was blank!!!" )

Expected Result: This is a test &amp; this is another &lt;This text is in angle brackets&gt; Previous line was blank!!!

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