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[PHP] How to escape a local path so fopen() doesn't consider it a URL?

fopen() supports being passed a URL for use with other "stream wrappers"
besides the local file system.

If I have a local file path that happens to look like a URL (for example, a
file called "data:foo"), what is the correct escaping or manipulation that
I have to do so that fopen() doesn't consider it a URL and it gets passed
verbatim to fopen() in C?