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Bug #17447 Unexpected undefined (builtin) variables such as 'DOCUMENT_ROOT' AND 'PHP_SELF'
Submitted: 2002-05-27 02:51 UTC Modified: 2002-05-27 02:53 UTC
From: rob at streamerworld dot co dot uk Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: *Web Server problem
PHP Version: 4.2.1 OS: WinMe+Apache203 / XP+IIS5
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
 [2002-05-27 02:51 UTC] rob at streamerworld dot co dot uk
I installed PHP V4.2.1 on Win ME with Apache2.0.3 and discovered that several PHP builtin variables were reported as undefined. Likewise I installed V4.2.0 and observed the same problem.

I then upgraded OS to XP with IIS5.1 and reinstalled the latter versions of PHP and obserevd the same problem.

I then installed PHP V4.0.6 and noticed that PHP recognised most of the builtin variables.

However 'DOCUMENT_ROOT' still wasn't recognised and session_start fn failed. The PHP scripts have been proven online.


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 [2002-05-27 02:53 UTC]
In PHP 4.2.0, the 'register_globals' setting default changed to
be off. See for more info.
We are sorry about the inconvenience, but this change was a necessary
part of our efforts to make PHP scripting more secure and portable.
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