And so it ends...(here is what the PGP bug people had to say about it...)
Updated by: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Reported By: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Bug Type: PHP options/info functions
Operating System: Win2K
PHP Version: 4.2.2
Changing the value of magic_quotes_gpc is only effective if it's set
_before_ the script starts (e.g. via php.ini, httpd.conf or .htaccess). In
the CVS version you should get a warning if you try to set it in a script
From: John Holmes [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Friday, September 20, 2002 10:56 AM
To: 'Paul Burney'; Vincent, Jason [BRAM:1334:EXCH]; 'PHP Database List'
Subject: RE: [PHP-DB] Still can't turn magic_quotes off!
> on 9/20/02 10:06 AM, John Holmes at [EMAIL PROTECTED] appended
> following bits to my mbox:
> > The manual says these settings can be changed at the user level, but
> > doesn't appear like they can, unless we're both doing something very
> > wrong.
> I believe that all variable processing is done (and slashes are added)
> before any of the page parsing is done. That's why ini_set within the
> script won't work.
I understand that, and it makes sense that a command in a file wouldn't
affect the settings, but in the manual, it says magic_quotes_gpc is a user
level setting, meaning you can use ini_set to control it.
> If you are using apache, try a .htaccess file in the directory with:
> php_value magic_quotes_gpc 0
We're trying to get this to work on IIS or without an .htaccess file. The OP
cannot change PHP.ini, either.
> Look through the comments at the page below for further information:
Okay...what's the point of being able to set magic_quotes_gpc within a
script, but it will have _no_ effect. That's really stupid. They should just
change the manual page to say PHP_INI_PERDIR...