they are in the same script outside the function.

all the admin functions reside in a admin_func.php
with the $db_host, etc, etc variables assigned before it.

----- Original Message -----
To: "Tj Corley" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Sunday, January 20, 2002 4:56 PM
Subject: Re: [PHP] Confusing Problem

> Tj,
> > I am really baffled by this problem.  I have tried so many things to get
> > this working but to no avail.  Here is the
> > actual code:
> >
> > function verify_user($username, $password){
> >  $conn = mysql_connect($db_host, $db_user, $db_pass) or
> ...
> > Anyways the problem is I cannot get it to even get to the database.  It
> > works when I try to connect in the actual code before I call this
> ...
> > But when I do it that way it won't let me run a query right.  I am so
> > baffled.  Any input would be appreciated.  Thanks.
> Remember the idea of the "scope" of a variable? (if not, please RTFM)
> Where do the values of $db_host, $db_user, etc come from?
> They are not in the argument list for verify_user().
> Regards,
> =dn

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