Because you're passing the args through the Url (GET), not through a POST request.

Roberto Aloi

On 11 Dec 2009, at 20:37, "Eric Lommatsch" <> wrote:


I am working with a login page to use with an application that we are
planning to make available as a web service. The login.php page itself works correctly, however when I try and pass parameters to the login page the are
not being recognized by the login.php page.

Here is the basic code that I am dealing with to attempt to the the


$username = $HTTP_POST_VARS['username'];

$password = $HTTP_POST_VARS['password'];

$username = $_POST['username'];

$password = $_POST['password'];

echo $username;


When I enter the url

Where localhost is the ip address of my server and ****** is the password of the user that is logging in, I am not having the username questioned and the
login.php isacting as if I have not entered any parameters.

Why are the parameters not being accepted?

I am using php version 5.2.6 on a ubuntu linux box

Thank you

Eric H. Lommatsch
360 Business

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