Thanks for your thoughts. To answer your first question, I'm using extract()
because this is a page where admins and super users can edit the permissions
of others for the site. Therefore, I have to query the database to create a
listing of all users, and then have the admin/super user select one to
modify (I was planning to serve the 'rights' informatin from the selected
user via POST to another page where changes could be made). sometimes the
user and rights that I get "assigned" when I hit refresh are another user
with super rights and sometimes one with less than super rights and then I
get sent to the 'die' landing page. I'm a real newbie at PHP/MySQL, so if
there is a better/easier/more efficient way of creating the select list, I'm
just not aware of how to do it. I just tried removing the extract statement
and the select list is now empty...

I'm using a free PHP/MySQL host online so I don't have access to make
register_global changes, but I did find in the documentation that they have
it set to "on". On a similar note, the variable $_SESSION['rights'] does
certainly exist, it exists for the admin/super user logged in and accessing
the administration page.

What's interesting about this whole thing is that I have changed the query
to include non session variables I have set and everything works fine. For
instance (to clarify) since I set $_SESSION['user'] and $_SESSION['rights']
when the user logs in, if my query to create the selection list is based on
any other table columns (for instance, fname and lname and NOT user or
rights) then the "weird" behavior does not show up. Having gone thru
that...somehow, someway, the query of all user info seems to change the
session variables. I appreciate your brain power thinking thru this! Any new
thoughts? drb
On Sun, Aug 10, 2008 at 2:33 PM, Evert Lammerts <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>wrote:

> > Why use extract()? Try commenting it out... apart from it being
> If you use 'register globals' there's a good chance that a variable
> $rights exists because it's a key in your $_SESSION array (don't shoot
> me if I'm wrong, I've never worked with 'register globals'). By using
> extract() without the $type parameter (so with EXTR_OVERWRITE set),
> the $type variable is overwritten.
> So do try commenting it out.

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