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Bug #18185 Environment variables unavailable
Submitted: 2002-07-05 11:39 UTC Modified: 2002-07-05 12:04 UTC
From: tim dot bell at btinternet dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Variables related
PHP Version: 4.2.1 OS: Windows 2000 Server
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2002-07-05 11:39 UTC] tim dot bell at btinternet dot com
Environment variables cannot be accessed using $VAR_NAME in this version. getenv("VAR_NAME") & $_SERVER["VAR_NAME"] are ok.

eg:-

print $HTTP_USER_AGENT ;
gives
Notice: Undefined variable: HTTP_USER_AGENT in D:\index.php on line 19.

phpinfo() works ok & shows them. Re-installed 4.0.6 and back to normal. Using IIS 5.

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 [2002-07-05 12:04 UTC] sander@php.net
In PHP 4.2.0, the 'register_globals' setting default changed to
be off. See http://www.php.net/release_4_2_0.php 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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