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From RON FLORY <ron.fl...@adtran.com>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Stupid Apache PHP / URL variable question
Date Tue, 21 Dec 2004 16:44:58 GMT
oxfordmusic.net wrote:
>>
>>  I'm migrating a users PHP script from old Apache 1.3.22
>> to Apache 2.0.52 (x86 Fedora Core 3).  Almost everyting works
>> (including mysql access), except for the simplest, dumbest
>> thing- I can't seem to pass simple variables via the URL:
>>
>>  For example:
>>
>>     http://valen2/~ta4303/index.php?firmtype=1
>>
>>  sets the variable "firmtype" to 1 on old Apache/PHP, but
>> the variable is unset under new Apache/PHP.
>>
>>  This must be obvious to somebody- any ideas?
>>
> 
> check the setting of Global Variables.
> you may have had them set to On on your old server and Off in the new 
> server.
> for security reasons, it's better to have them Off but it means you need 
> to use $_GET and $_POST to process form data.

  Thanks- that was it.

  These are legacy scripts in a 'user' account. I double checked to
confirm the use/misuse of the value poses no security risk.

  Also thanks for not top-posting...  ;)

ron

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