The php directive track_vars is deprecated and is always on. You appear to be referring to the register_globals directive though, which is a hot topic these days in the world of PHP.
If register_globals = on, then $text will exist in your example (register_globals will create it). Otherwise it won't exist automagically but will be available in $_GET and $HTTP_GET_VARS, as well as in $_REQUEST. Also, extract() or import_request_variables() can create them if you want. Try this: print $_GET['text']; Read about predefined variables, superglobals, and register_globals in the PHP manual. http://www.php.net/manual/ Regards, Philip Olson On Wed, 22 May 2002, [Windows-1252] Johan Ekström wrote: > Okay, mystery to me, when I installed PHP 4.2.1 on Apache 2.0.35, the track_vars >function, stopped working. > > a simple command like, example : > > file : default.php > ¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨¨ > <? > echo("$text"); > ?> > > then I type in the address in ie6, like : http://127.0.0.1/default.php?text=this > > but it doesn't show anything. it becomes a blank page instead of echoing out "this". > > Now, I thought track_vars was set to "Off" but in php.ini, it stood that it always >was on. > So, now I'm stuck... I'm using the php4apache2.dll module, which I suppose may be the > problem, but I don't think they would have forgotten this function in that file. > > Anyone got any idée's??? I kind of need that function to do multipages. > johan ekström [EMAIL PROTECTED] > http://www.dynamicduo.nu/ > > -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php