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[nycphp-talk] relative newbie needs installation help

Michael Southwell MSouthwell at bigfoot.com
Wed Jun 5 17:21:15 EDT 2002


Many thanks, Hans; this makes it work perfectly.  I will now proceed to 
struggle through the documentation to try to figure out exactly how this is 
different from the original, and why this works while the other 
didn't.  Thanks also to others who chimed in; this list is very helpful!

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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> > Michael G. Southwell =================================
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> > 81 South Road
> > Bloomingdale, NJ 07403-1425
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