On Fri, May 17, 2002 at 12:23:45PM -0500, Jeff Field wrote:
> I'm stumped by the
> exact meaning in the following function of what the question mark's ("?")
> and colon's (":"), mean and do?

That's the "ternary" comparison operator.  See 
http://www.php.net/manual/en/language.operators.comparison.php, then 
scroll down under the top table.

> $theValue = (!get_magic_quotes_gpc()) ? addslashes($theValue) : $theValue;

For explanation, allow me to change this a tad...

 $newValue = (!get_magic_quotes_gpc()) ? addslashes($theValue) : $theValue;

So, in english...

If magic quotes gpc is off, set $newValue to addslashes($theValue).
If magic quotes gpc is NOT off, set $newValue to plain old $theValue.


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