wp_kses_xml_named_entities( array $matches )

Callback for wp_kses_normalize_entities() regular expression.

Description Description

This function only accepts valid named entity references, which are finite, case-sensitive, and highly scrutinized by XML validators. HTML named entity references are converted to their code points.

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Parameters Parameters


(array) (Required) preg_replace_callback() matches array.

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Return Return

(string) Correctly encoded entity.

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/kses.php

function wp_kses_xml_named_entities( $matches ) {
	global $allowedentitynames, $allowedxmlnamedentities;

	if ( empty( $matches[1] ) ) {
		return '';

	$i = $matches[1];

	if ( in_array( $i, $allowedxmlnamedentities, true ) ) {
		return "&$i;";
	} elseif ( in_array( $i, $allowedentitynames, true ) ) {
		return html_entity_decode( "&$i;", ENT_HTML5 );

	return "&$i;";

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Version Description
5.5.0 Introduced.

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