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Bug #23630 Variable parsing issue within strings
Submitted: 2003-05-14 15:18 UTC Modified: 2003-05-14 15:23 UTC
From: nicolas at van-lancker dot be Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Strings related
PHP Version: 4.3.1 OS: Mandrake 9.1
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2003-05-14 15:18 UTC] nicolas at van-lancker dot be
According to the doc :

Variable parsing
When a string is specified in double quotes or with heredoc, variables are parsed within it. 

Testcode :

<a href="test.php?MyVar=PHP">Link</a>
	if($_GET['MyVar']) { 
		echo "Simple test : $_GET['MyVar']"; 

When clicking on the link result :

Simple test : 

So the $_GET['MyVar'] variable was not parsed within the string. 

Seems to me that this incorrect behaviour...
Or there might be reason to explain this, but then it should be noted in the documentation...?



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 [2003-05-14 15:23 UTC]
Thank you for taking the time to write to us, but this is not
a bug. Please double-check the documentation available at and the instructions on how to report
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Use echo \"{$_GET[\'foo\']}\" instead.
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