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Bug #15975 Parse error for lates version of browscap.ini
Submitted: 2002-03-09 16:56 UTC Modified: 2002-11-16 17:08 UTC
From: martijn at hooimeijer-it dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: PHP options/info functions
PHP Version: 4.1.1 OS: Windows 2000
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2002-03-09 16:56 UTC] martijn at hooimeijer-it dot com
While reading the lates version of browscap.ini (version february 2002) the parser stumbles over brackets.

E.g. an entry like:

platform=Windows XP (Q312461)

will trigger the error: 

PHP: Error parsing e:\PHP\browscap.ini on line 1397

When removing the brackets, e.g.

platform=Windows XP Q312461

the parser does not stumble. Brackets appear on about 10-20 lines in the browscap.ini. It is a drag to remove all the brackets for each and every update of the file. Fix seems to be relatively quick, with a great benefit.

This bug may have a similar cause as bug #10060.


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 [2002-08-14 21:20 UTC]
Sorry, but the bug system is not the appropriate forum for asking
support questions. Your problem does not imply a bug in PHP itself.
For a list of more appropriate places to ask for help using PHP,
please visit

Thank you for your interest in PHP.

PHP does not support ! | ( ) characters as potential values, to prevent this problem remove those characters from the values of the entries inside your browscap.ini file.
 [2002-11-16 13:19 UTC] adf at sorcerer dot co dot uk
Sorry but this is a bug either in PHP or in browscap.ini and is not bogus at all!

The **STANDARD** 4.2.3 windows distribution of PHP (.zip) includes this bug.

The is *NOT* a support request.
 [2002-11-16 13:41 UTC] adf at sorcerer dot co dot uk
Sorry, previous comment should have read "windows binary distribution", don't know about other distributions.

At least I see you have finally accepted this as a bug in the 4.2.3 distribution and have apparently fixed it in CVS (Bug #19902)
 [2002-11-16 17:08 UTC]
Not anymore, the file is no longer bundled.
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