What are these magic quotes anyways?. What are they used for? escaping? Regards, Ravi.
On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 11:44 PM, Adam Richardson <simples...@gmail.com>wrote: > On Tue, Nov 16, 2010 at 10:10 PM, Gary <gp...@paulgdesigns.com> wrote: > > > I was doing a test of stripslashes on a $_POST, when I recieved the > email, > > all of the slashes were still in the data posted. > > > > I used : > > > > $fname = stripslashes($_POST['fname']); > > > > I input G\\a//r\y\\, and was expecting, according to the manuel > G\a//r*y\, > > but got the original spelling. > > > > In this case, you should get the original, if I'm understanding correctly. > Think of it like a basic math problem: > > Step 1: Happens automatically when you submit the form and PHP receives the > form variables > input + slashes = slashed_input > > Step 2: This happens when you call stripslashes. > slashed_input - slashes = input > > The goal of stripslashes is that it will undo what happened automatically > using magic_quotes_gpc (which essentially calls addslashes on the GPC vars > behind the scenes) so you'll end up with the original input. > > So, working through your example: > > 1. You inputted into a form G\\a//r\y\\ and submitted the form. > 2. PHP received G\\a//r\y\\ and added slashes (G\\\\a//r\\y\\\\). > 3. You called stripslashes (G\\a//r\y\\). > > > > > > > > I added: > > > > echo stripslashes($fname); and did get the expected result on the page, > but > > not in the email from the $_POST. > > > > Here, you called stripslashes on something already stripped once, so you > now > have a new value (G\a//ry\). > > > > > > I also tried > > > > $fname = (stripslashes($_POST['fname'])); > > > > This would be no different than your attempt without enclosing parentheses. > > Now, let me just say that I detest magic_quotes, and it's best to run with > them disabled so you don't even have to worry about this kind of issue > (they've been deprecated.) But, perhaps you were just trying to learn > about > some piece of legacy code. > > Hope the explanation helps, Gary. > > Adam > > -- > Nephtali: PHP web framework that functions beautifully > http://nephtaliproject.com >