PHP: Removing BOM(Binary Order Mark) from given string

The Binary OrderMark(BOM) is the hidden secret code used for securing the data transfer via REST services. Commonly this BOM details available starting of each string(Commonly exist in first 3 characters). But will saving in Database or processing we no need this code. So we can strip from actual code.

PHP : Encoding specials symbols into HTML entities and Decoding HTML entities to special symbols with Example

In HTML normal special characters are considered as entities. So normally these are encoded as string. Normally &, <, >, ‘ and “ are special symbols. In PHP we can able to encode special symbols into HTML entity vice versa able to decode HTML entities into special symbols.