is_string — Tests whether a value is a string.
mixed value: Value or
variable to test
TRUE if the value is a string; FALSE otherwise
is_string() checks whether value is a string. If so, the function
returns TRUE. If not, FALSE is
PHP Version: 3+, 4+
Example 1400. Test whether a
value is a string
// The quotes around the number force the value to be a string
$value = '99';
if (is_string ($value))
print "Value \$value is a string.";
print "Value \$value is not a string.";
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