I have reported this problem in http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=49238. It would appear that this option, which was first made available in PHP 4.2.0, has been silently dropped. Apparently the decision was made in order to fix http://bugs.php.net/bug.php?id=43227, but nothing was explicitly stated in the bug report, nor in any release notes, and the documentation still has not been updated to reflect this change even after 6 months.
This causes a problem if your site is on a shared server and you don't have access to either php.ini or httpd.conf. If this option is turned off by default, then how do you turn it on? If it is on by default then how do you turn it off? It needs to be turned off for phpMyAdmin otherwise it will issue a message warning about possible data corruption. Should this option be reinstated? -- Tony Marston http://www.tonymarston.net http://www.radicore.org -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php