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[nycphp-talk] relative newbie needs installation help

Michael Southwell MSouthwell at bigfoot.com
Tue Jun 4 20:30:13 EDT 2002


That does the trick; I will pore over the documentation to try to figure 
out why.  Thanks,  Hans.

At 06:42 PM 6/4/2002, you wrote:

>Change:
>   $agent=$HTTP_USER_AGENT;
>
>to:
>   $agent=$_SERVER['HTTP_USER_AGENT'];
>
>and that should do the trick.  From first thought, this seems like a
>register_globals problem, but maybe it's track_vars or variable_order
>or something.  Can't remember off the top.  Do a phpinfo(); to confirm
>that that var is actually getting created as well.
>
>HZ
>
>
>--- Michael Southwell <southwell at dneba.com> wrote:
> > Thanks, Klaus.  This suggestion sounded promising but didn't work.  I
> >
> > changed register_globals to On and
> > rebooted.  But I still got the following error:
> >
> > Notice:  Undefined variable:  HTTP_USER_AGENT in
> > g:\\dneba\\browsers.php on
> > line 50
> >
> > Here is the relevant code (it is obvious which is line 50):
> >
> > <CODE>
> > Your choice of web browser is the single most important factor in
> > controlling your experience
> > of a website.  Your browser seems to be
> >
> > <?php
> >    $agent=$HTTP_USER_AGENT;
> >
> >    $brow="";
> >
> >    if ($brow==""){
> >      $pos=strpos($agent,"MSIE");
> >      if ($pos>0){
> >        $brow="MSIE";
> >        $level=substr($agent,$pos+5,3);
> >        $new=1;}}
> > </CODE>
> >
> > I think $HTTP_USER_AGENT is about as basic a variable as you can
> > get.  Needless to say,
> > this code works perfectly (within its limitations, which no doubt are
> >
> > plenty) at http://www.dneba.com/browsers.php.
> >
> > So there must be something else going on.
> >
> > At 03:10 PM 6/4/2002, you wrote:
> >
> > >My first guess is it's a register_globals problem.  register_globals
> > is
> > >turned off by default in 4.2.1.  CGI vs Apache module shouldn't make
> > a
> > >difference in this case (I'm assuming you are only using the basic
> > >variables, such as the post,get,server variables).
> > >
> > >As a quick fix, goto your php.ini and find the register_globals
> > >directive, changing it to 'On'.  If this works, let us know; if not,
> > >what specific variables does it report it can't find/are undefined?
> > >
> > >Hans Z.
> > >
> > >
> > >--- Michael Southwell <southwell at dneba.com> wrote:
> > > > I have some scripts that are working beautifully on the host but
> > are
> > > > not
> > > > working on my localhost installation (which I thought I had
> > gotten
> > > > working):  PHP 4.2.1 running under Apache 1.3.24 on Windows XP.
> > The
> > > > problem comes in recognizing variables locally, so I get
> > "undefined
> > > > variable" and "undefined constant" messages.  PHPInfo() tells me
> > that
> > > > my
> > > > local Server API is CGI, while on the host it's Apache.  I am
> > > > guessing that
> > > > this is the cause of the problems, though I don't really
> > understand
> > > > the
> > > > difference.  Can anybody offer an explanation/possible solution?
> > > > TIA.
> > > >
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