Already did that. I printed the form values in the PHP script after they are received and they print exactly as entered in the form. Even checked for extra spaces.

Any functions I can pass the values to to remove the magic quotes?


On 4/19/13 1:47 PM, Matijn Woudt wrote:
On Fri, Apr 19, 2013 at 10:43 PM, Glob Design Info <>wrote:

I know this has probably been answered already.

When I pass a user name and password from a form to my PHP script and then
pass those to mysql_connect it doesn't connect. When I paste those exact
same values into mysql_connect as string literals it works.

Can anyone tell me why this happens?

I know the strings are identical to the literals I try in a test but they
don't work when submitted via form.

$form_user = $_POST[ 'user' ];
$form_pass = $_POST[ 'password' ];

# Connect to remote DB

$LINK = mysql_connect( $host, $form_user, $form_pass );

And yes, my $host param is correct.


Try printing the $form_user and form_pass values, it might be that it's
just an error elsewhere, maybe field name is different in the html?
Otherwise, it might be you have some php init setting, like magic quotes
that does something with the input data.

- Matijn

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