We have a code like this:
echo '<input type="text" name="myInput" value="Double " Quotes" />';
Absolutely it doesn't work because the quote after
Double ends the value.
We can fix it by using single quotes instead of double ones.
echo '<input type="text" name="myInput" value='Double " Quotes' />';
Now I wanna use both single and double quotes as the value. It should outputs
She said:"I don't know."
Is there a way to fix it WITHOUT using HTML entities (Like
htmlentities() or similar functions?
No, there is not. The double quote (
") has special meaning inside a HTML attribute. If you want to put it into an attribute value, you must (this is not a true must but a good rule of thumb. It's a must if you use attributes delimited by double-quotes as you do in your question) write it as its entity
". There is no way around it.
<tag attr='this"'>is not wrong HTML, too and most browsers can deal with that. However it doesn't help you because you're looking for both quotes - single and double - and one of these always in HTML is a delimiter of the attribute value - if you need spaces inside the attribute value (as you do).
However, do not worry about that. It works, and you can express everything you like with that, including the combination of quotes you have.
And actually PHP is there for you to take the burden of "escaping" all those characters just with the
htmlspecialcharsmethod doing all the work for you. Inside a PHP string you have the original text - with single and double quotes as you see fit - verbatim.
Just a shortened example that should demonstrate how this works. Online demo.