Someone needs to update the manual page, then, and we would have never
had this discussion. 

---John Holmes...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Vincent [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Friday, September 20, 2002 12:43 PM
> To: 'PHP Database List'
> Subject: RE: [PHP-DB] Still can't turn magic_quotes off!
> 
> And so it ends...(here is what the PGP bug people had to say about
it...)
> 
>  ID:               19526
>  Updated by:       [EMAIL PROTECTED]
>  Reported By:      [EMAIL PROTECTED]
>  Status:           Bogus
>  Bug Type:         PHP options/info functions
>  Operating System: Win2K
>  PHP Version:      4.2.2
>  New Comment:
> 
> 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
> anyway.
> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> 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
> the
> > following bits to my mbox:
> >
> > > The manual says these settings can be changed at the user level,
but
> it
> > > 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:
> >
> > http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.ini-set.php
> 
> 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...
> 
> ---John Holmes...



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