Ecg coding standards forbids using html_entity_decode method.

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What should we use instead?

  • Any updates? What is the alternative and why is it forbidden?
    – Black
    Aug 27, 2019 at 12:32
  • Hi, found any alternated solution ? Jul 9, 2021 at 9:00
  • They are probably no longer offering support to ECG on M1, as it was abandoned on Jul/2020. Jul 9, 2021 at 22:14
  • Any news? I have the same warning in Magento 2
    – 0m3r
    Jul 7, 2022 at 14:25

1 Answer 1


In my case I have used the alternate function i.e "htmlspecialchars_decode()"

 $returnArray["message"] = htmlspecialchars_decode(__(
                            "You added %1 to your shopping cart.",

Hope this solution may work for you.

Happy coding :)

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