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Parsing CSS as PHP producing > when > is used

As the title says... &gt (semi-colon removed) is produced when > (angle bracket) is used.

I have been successful in parsing CSS as PHP in most cases, however when an angle bracket is used, > is substituted so is there any way around this?

I have made past posts regarding parsing filetypes other than HTML as PHP however for the record, the templates I am using are as follows:

<?php include($_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'].'/perch/runtime.php');?>
<?php header('Content-type:text/css');?>
<?php perch_content_create('css_content',array('template'=>'_css_content.html'));?>
<?php perch_content_custom('css_content');?>

My html template is:

<perch:content id="cssinfo" type="textarea" label="CSS text"/>

An example of the CSS:


Any further help or assistance would be appreciated.

Garth Holmes

Garth Holmes 0 points

  • 5 years ago
Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan 2638 points
Perch Support

If you want to enter code that shouldn't be HTML-escaped, add html="true" to your template tag.

Hi Drew,

I've done that actually and it made no difference.

I also tried to enter the entities but Perch immediately converts them upon saving the form.

In addition, I tried encode="false" but that didn't work either.

Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan 2638 points
Perch Support

Did you re-save the content after changing the template?


Do you think it may be due to the Web Server I am using?

Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan 2638 points
Perch Support


Make sure that the content hasn't already been encoded - it won't be decoded if it's already encoded.

That fixed it.

Thanks again Drew