I am still using good ol’ mysql in order to access databases. It’s served me well, and I can use it pretty well without issue.
I know it’s depreciated so I should be moving on, so I read up about PDO and mysqli.
[PDO DB Access Tutorial](http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/php/php-database-access-are-you-doing-it-correctly/ “PDO DB Access Tutorial”)
It stresses prepared statements. This brings me to my question:
I use HTMLPurifier, so what does preparing statements do that I will benefit from? Can I dump HTMLPurifier?
Thanks for any guidance!