Setting $escape_html to TRUE will escape all template variable output by wrapping it in htmlspecialchars({$output}, ENT_QUOTES, SMARTY_RESOURCE_CHAR_SET);, which is the same as {$variable|escape:"html"}.

Template designers can choose to selectively disable this feature by adding the nofilter flag: {$variable nofilter}.

Modifiers and Filters are run in the following order: modifier, default_modifier, $escape_html, registered variable filters, autoloaded variable filters, template instance's variable filters. Everything after default_modifier can be disabled with the nofilter flag.


This is a compile time option. If you change the setting you must make sure that the templates get recompiled.