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Doc Bug #10498 Missing expansion of the PHP acronym--must stand for something? What?
Submitted: 2001-04-25 16:26 UTC Modified: 2001-04-25 18:15 UTC
From: pchase at sulross dot edu Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Documentation problem
PHP Version: 4.0.4pl1 OS: WinNT4
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2001-04-25 16:26 UTC] pchase at sulross dot edu
Go to and you will (not) see the problem.  It is especially absent under the 
"What is PHP?" sidebar, where the expansion of the PHP acronym is conspicuous by its

Or is PHP completely meaningless?  A random spray of uppercase characters?

Or...(darkest suspicion)...does it stand for something so incredibly vile that it dare not be mentioned?

Peter P. Chase
Sul Ross State University
Alpine, TX


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 [2001-04-25 16:34 UTC]
PHP stands for "PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor" (it's recursive), it's in the manual:

However: this is BUG database, send your comments to
 [2001-04-25 18:15 UTC]
It's also right in the titlebar of your browser when you go to
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