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Bug #17234 setting short_open_tag in .htaccess does nothing
Submitted: 2002-05-14 23:45 UTC Modified: 2002-10-08 21:39 UTC
Avg. Score:4.2 ± 0.9
Reproduced:21 of 23 (91.3%)
Same Version:4 (19.0%)
Same OS:4 (19.0%)
From: php at rawhide dot cjb dot net Assigned:
Status: No Feedback Package: Apache2 related
PHP Version: 4.2.1 OS: Windows XP
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2002-05-14 23:45 UTC] php at rawhide dot cjb dot net
Entering a value for short_open_tag in the .htaccess file achieves nothing. Example:

php_value short_open_tag X

Where X is 0, 1, off, on, true, false, etc. Executing phpinfo() will reveal the local value does not change from the master value, whether the master value is on or off.

I'd like to keep short_open_tag on for the majority of sites I'm running on my server but there is one in particular making use of XML which I want to disable short_open_tag for.


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 [2002-05-15 00:32 UTC]
CGI or Apache module?  The CGI version of PHP does not read .htaccess.
 [2002-05-15 00:39 UTC] php at rawhide dot cjb dot net
Sorry, module.

I've tried other values such as display_errors and that changes fine.
 [2002-05-15 14:41 UTC]
You need php_flag for on/off settings:
php_flag short_open_tag off
 [2002-05-15 19:28 UTC] php at rawhide dot cjb dot net
Error message: 
<directory>/.htaccess: Invalid command 'php_flag', perhaps mis-spelled or defined by a module not included in the server configuration.

This isn't bogus yet.
 [2002-05-17 03:45 UTC]
That last problem you mentioned ("Invalid command 'php_flag'") is fixed in CVS, just so you know.
 [2002-09-05 11:35 UTC] gbenson at redhat dot com
I'm seeing this problem too, and it only seems to effect short_open_tag.  In my setup, /etc/php.ini says:

  register_globals = Off
  short_open_tag = Off

and I have the following in a file which is included by httpd.conf:

  <Directory /foo/bar/baz>
    php_value register_globals 1
    php_value short_open_tag 1

A phpinfo() in /foo/bar/baz/phpinfo.php says:

  Directive          Local value       Global value
  register_globals   On                Off
  short_open_tag     Off               Off

ie, php_value worked for register_globals but not for short_open_tag.
 [2002-09-16 10:34 UTC]
Please try using this CVS snapshot:
For Windows:

 [2002-10-08 21:39 UTC]
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 [2004-03-10 22:32 UTC] darren at dzr-web dot com
On Red Hat Linux 9, with Apache 2.0.40 and PHP 4.2.2, attempting to change short_open_tag from .htaccess also fails. I've tried both:

php_value short_open_tag Off


php_flag short_open_tag Off

and neither has any effect. Changing the value in /etc/php.ini does. I'm not sure which version number PHP was at when comment #8 below was posted, suggesting that a recent CVS version be tested, but I am guessing that 4.2.2 postdates that. This is precisely what I have installed:

 [2006-07-31 20:43 UTC] php at rules dot net
On Red Hat Linux 9, with Apache 2.0.40 and PHP 4.2.2 neither adding php_flag short_open_tag On to httpd.conf nor to .htaccess has any effect
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