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Bug #20178 SELECT MULTIPLE array returned by form not returning full values.
Submitted: 2002-10-30 15:50 UTC Modified: 2002-10-30 18:09 UTC
From: nate at visionsacademy dot org Assigned:
Status: Closed Package: mbstring related
PHP Version: 4.2.3 OS: Linux (hosted by PowerSurge.net)
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2002-10-30 15:50 UTC] nate at visionsacademy dot org
Recently we migrated an online learning tool from Crazyhosting.net (PHP 4.04 W/ Zend Optimizer) to Powersurge.net (PHP 4.2.3) and the arrays returned by multi-selects in the forms appear to not be returning full values.

[html page]
<select name="skill_sets[]" multiple size=8>
<option>Academics
<option>Math
<option>Problem Solving
<option>Project Management
<option>Public Speaking
<option>Reading for Comprehension
<option>Technology
<option>Writing
</select>
[end of html page]

[php page to check values]

//get the values for skill sets from the form
$test = $_POST['skill_sets'];

//This should say 'Array'
echo "Skill sets posted as: ".$test;

//step through the skill sets, echoing each one.
for ($a = 0; $a < count($test); $a++ ) {

	echo "<li>".$test[$a];


}
[end of php page]

[output with all selected]
Skill sets posted as: Array
* emics
*
* lem Solving
* ect Management
* ic Speaking
* ing for Comprehension
* nology
* ing
[end of output]

Everything was working fine on 4.04...

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 [2002-10-30 18:09 UTC] moriyoshi@php.net
This bug has been fixed in CVS.

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Thank you for the report, and for helping us make PHP better.

Also try --disable-mbstr-enc-trans if you even want to use 4.2.3.
 
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