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Old 13th May 2005, 16:39
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Default Problems after PHP update

I've updated my PHP installation on my server, but now most of my PHP scripts don't work anymore. For example, I have a login form like this:

Code:
<form action="login.php" method="post">
Username: <input type="text" name="username" /><br />
Password: <input type="password" name="password" /><br />
<input type="submit" name="submit" value="Login" />
</form>
Now, if I do a
PHP Code:
echo $username
in login.php, it shows nothing...

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Old 14th May 2005, 21:48
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It might have done something to your global variables. Try

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echo $_POST[username]
does that work?
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Old 17th May 2005, 12:35
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I think it's because register_globals went from on to off in your new PHP version. This is explained here: http://de3.php.net/manual/en/languag...predefined.php

So you have to change your scripts (e.g. use $_POST['id'] instead of $id) or change register_globals to on in your php.ini (don't forget to restart Apache then).
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Old 18th May 2005, 21:00
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Thanks Joe and Falko! That helped a lot!

I set register_globals to on now in my php.ini, and my scripts are working again.

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Old 19th May 2005, 00:06
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Glad it's working

I would recommend using $_POST and $_GET rather than just plain $username. Keeps things more secure so an incident doesn't happen involving $password from GET instead of POST.
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Old 19th May 2005, 15:33
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Right, but I'm rather lazy...

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