This filter sanitizes the number field so that it returns a number only when it’s a number. This is useful for people who just want to filter numbers out, but I think it has a few drawbacks.
For example, I have to type in the number and then hit the enter key on the keyboard to see if it is what I think it is. This makes it a little harder to use with a lot of numbers.
Also, the number field is a little difficult to use with a lot of text. I have some friends who are really good with numbers and text, but I am not. I guess I could turn off the sanitization, but I think it is a little unnecessary.
Another advantage of the filter_sanitize_number_int is that it doesn’t have a bunch of special characters and other things that would make it more difficult for someone to use. The filter_sanitize_number_int is just a regular number field without any extra special characters or other stuff.
I have no idea what it does, but I think it is a neat little feature. I also agree that it is not necessary at all.
I guess a sanitization feature is probably more useful for a website or blog where people are only supposed to type in a number. And for a site that actually needs one, that would be a good way to differentiate it from a site that does not actually store any numbers. But I do think it is a nifty little feature, and I imagine it could be useful on other sites as well.
My only comment on the sanitization feature is that I would much rather type in a number than use some random string of characters that is then sent to somebody else. I don’t know if the sanitization feature will be a thing in filters.
My own solution would be to have filters that would have a number in it. And it would be nice to have a filter that would tell me when the filter was already in use.
A lot of the time we don’t want to do this, but we have to think of filters as a way of getting a specific set of values from the data that are being filtered. In some cases, we might use a string of characters that is used to represent a particular value. For example, let’s say we have a specific value of 10, and we want to filter a person by their name.
I think the ability to do this is something we should be able to do. It’s something that could be useful in many situations, and it has applications for all kinds of data.