Javascript html_entity_decode

Dirty, but it works 😛

function html_entity_decode(str) {
  var ta = document.createElement("textarea");
  ta.innerHTML=str.replace(/</g,"&lt;").replace(/>/g,"&gt;");
  toReturn = ta.value;
  ta = null;
  return toReturn;
}
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Bramus is a frontend web developer from Belgium, working as a Chrome Developer Relations Engineer at Google. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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