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[nycphp-talk] including an & in a variable

Phil Powell soazine at erols.com
Fri Jan 10 22:20:23 EST 2003


In the links you would want to wrap them around the htmlentities() function
that returns an HTML-escaped string.  I'm not sure about htmlspecialchars()
though..

Phil

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jaz-Michael King" <JMKing at ipro.org>
To: "NYPHP Talk" <talk at nyphp.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 3:35 PM
Subject: RE: [nycphp-talk] including an & in a variable


> So right now I have to point to dozens of pages like thi sone:
>
http://www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/Search/HomeSelect.asp?State=NY1%7CNew+York
+-+Upstate&Type=County&County=33060%7CChautauqua
>
> So I use
>
>
href="http://www.ipro.org/redirect.php?redir=http://www.medicare.gov/NHCompa
re/Search/HomeSelect.asp?State=NY1%7CNew+York+-+Upstate&Type=County&County=3
3060%7CChautauqua"
>
> which counts the click and forwards the user (except for stopping at
"&Upstate")
>
> but you're saying now I would need
> <?
> $redir =
'http://www.medicare.gov/NHCompare/Search/HomeSelect.asp?State=NY1%7CNew+Yor
k+-+Upstate&Type=County&County=33060%7CChautauqua'
> ?>
> ..
> href="http://www.ipro.org/redirect.php?redir=<?= urlencode($redir) ?>"
> ..
>
> for each link?
>
>
> >>> sklar at sklar.com 01/09/03 03:02PM >>>
> Use urlencode() to encode the URLs being passed to the link tracker.
>
> E.g. do this:
>
> $redir = 'http://www.domain.com?state=ny&county=kings';
> print '<a href="'.urlencode($redir).'">click here</a>.';
>
> Instead of this:
>
> $redir = 'http://www.domain.com?state=ny&county=kings';
> print '<a href="'.$redir.'">click here</a>.';
>
>
> -dave
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jaz-Michael King [mailto:JMKing at ipro.org]
> > Sent: Thursday, January 09, 2003 2:39 PM
> > To: NYPHP Talk
> > Subject: [nycphp-talk] including an & in a variable
> >
> >
> > hi all
> >
> > I'm trying to pass a bunch of long urls to a script as a link tracker
> > but the urls contain ampersands. so, if I want to track the link
> > www.domain.com?state=ny&county=kings
> >
> > my script stops at the ampersand - I assume I have to escape it somehow?
> >
> > if (!isset($redir))
> >     die("Sorry, that link is bad. Please go back and try a
> > different link.");
> >
> > if (!isset($referrer)) {
> >     if (!isset($HTTP_REFERER)) {
> >         $referrer = "none";
> >     } else {
> >         $referrer = $HTTP_REFERER;
> >     };
> > };
> >
> > if (!isset($REMOTE_ADDR)) {
> >     $remotehost = "no client address";
> > } else {
> >     $remotehost = $REMOTE_ADDR;
> > };
> >
> > $timeused = date("Y-m-d H:i:s",time());
> >
> > @mysql_db_query($db_data , "insert into $db_table
> > values('$redir','$referrer',
> >     '$remotehost','$timeused')");
> >
> > Header("Location: $redir");
> > exit;
> >
> > thanks much,
> > jaz
> >
> > ******************************
> > Jaz-Michael King
> > Online Services Manager
> > IPRO
> > http://ipro.org
> > ******************************
> >
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