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Re: PHP5

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in********* wrote:
I have been using the php form below for a while now and all of a
sudden it stopped working. I contacted the company that hosts our
website and they think it is because they switched to php5. They
recommend that we don't use global variables - but I don't even know
what that means. I would appreciate if someone could look over the
code below and let me know what changes would need to be made to make
this compatible with php5 and without using global variables:
<Lots of code snipped>

In their upgrade, they turned off register_globals - which is a good thing.

Since you are posting your form, you need to look in the $_POST array
for the values, i.e. instead of

if ($op != "ds") {

you need to use $_POST['op']. Additionally, you should check to see if
the array element is set (with isset()) before using it, so your phrase
would be:

if (isset($_POST['op'] && $_POST['op'] == 'ds') {

Also, you should read up on register_globals at

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Jerry Stuckle
JDS Computer Training Corp.

Sep 2 '08 #1
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