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<?php // this is your $this->row->product_description value for demonstration purposes: $html = <<<HTML Some text yatta yatta <hr id="system-readmore" /> Some more text blah blah HTML; list($introtext, $description) = explode('<hr id="system-readmore" />', $html, 2); var_dump($introtext); var_dump($description); echo "\n---\n"; var_dump(trim($introtext)); // this is tidier, with leading trailing/whitespace characters removed var_dump(trim($description)); // this is tidier, with leading trailing/whitespace characters removed echo "\n---\n"; list($introtext, $description) = preg_split('~\s*<hr id="system-readmore" />\s*~', $html, 2); var_dump($introtext); // no trim() call, no leading/trailing whitespace characters displayed var_dump($description); // no trim() call, no leading/trailing whitespace characters displayed
Output for 7.1.0 - 7.1.20, 7.2.0 - 7.2.33, 7.3.16 - 7.3.33, 7.4.0 - 7.4.33, 8.0.0 - 8.0.26, 8.1.0 - 8.1.13
string(22) "Some text yatta yatta " string(25) " Some more text blah blah" --- string(21) "Some text yatta yatta" string(24) "Some more text blah blah" --- string(21) "Some text yatta yatta" string(24) "Some more text blah blah"

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