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Bug #38991 Can not post HTML-Tags
Submitted: 2006-09-29 10:31 UTC Modified: 2010-12-20 12:19 UTC
From: info at optima-software dot de Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: Filter related
PHP Version: 5.1.6 OS: Linux version 2.6.17-gentoo-r4
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2006-09-29 10:31 UTC] info at optima-software dot de
Since the last php-update I can not POST html-tags inside a string. If I create a simple form within a textarea, after submit var_dump($_POST) outputs just plain-text without the html-tags. As a result of that, all CMS on my server don't work anymore. 

See what I did inside the code-area.

PHP Version 5.1.6-pl4-gentoo

configure command
'./configure' '--prefix=/usr/lib/php5' '--host=i686-pc-linux-gnu' '--mandir=/usr/lib/php5/man' '--infodir=/usr/lib/php5/info' '--sysconfdir=/etc' '--cache-file=./config.cache' '--disable-cli' '--with-apxs2=/usr/sbin/apxs2' '--with-config-file-path=/etc/php/apache2-php5' '--with-config-file-scan-dir=/etc/php/apache2-php5/ext-active' '--without-pear' '--enable-bcmath' '--with-bz2' '--enable-calendar' '--disable-ctype' '--with-curl' '--without-curlwrappers' '--disable-dbase' '--disable-exif' '--without-fbsql' '--without-fdftk' '--disable-filepro' '--enable-ftp' '--with-gettext' '--with-gmp' '--disable-hash' '--without-hwapi' '--without-informix' '--without-kerberos' '--enable-mbstring' '--with-mcrypt' '--disable-memory-limit' '--without-mhash' '--without-ming' '--without-msql' '--without-mssql' '--with-ncurses' '--with-openssl' '--with-openssl-dir=/usr' '--disable-pcntl' '--with-pgsql' '--disable-posix' '--without-pspell' '--without-recode' '--disable-simplexml' '--disable-shmop' '--without-snmp' '--enable-soap' '--enable-sockets' '--without-sybase' '--without-sybase-ct' '--disable-sysvmsg' '--disable-sysvsem' '--disable-sysvshm' '--with-tidy' '--disable-tokenizer' '--disable-wddx' '--with-xmlrpc' '--without-xsl' '--with-zlib' '--disable-debug' '--enable-dba' '--without-cdb' '--with-db4' '--without-flatfile' '--with-gdbm' '--with-inifile' '--without-qdbm' '--with-freetype-dir=/usr' '--with-t1lib=/usr' '--disable-gd-jis-conv' '--enable-gd-native-ttf' '--with-jpeg-dir=/usr' '--with-png-dir=/usr' '--with-xpm-dir=/usr/X11R6' '--with-gd' '--with-mysql=/usr/lib/mysql' '--with-mysql-sock=/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock' '--with-mysqli=/usr/bin/mysql_config' '--without-pdo-dblib' '--with-pdo-mysql=/usr' '--without-pdo-odbc' '--with-pdo-pgsql' '--with-pdo-sqlite=/usr' '--with-readline' '--without-libedit' '--without-mm' '--with-sqlite=/usr' '--enable-sqlite-utf8'

Reproduce code:
<form action="#" method="post">
  <fieldset style="width: 300px; margin: auto;">
    <legend>A simple form</legend>
    <label for="id_textarea">Input some text with html-tags here</label><br />     
    <textarea id="id_textarea" name="text" rows="10" cols="50"></textarea><br />
    <input type="submit" name="name" value="Submit"/>
<br />
  if ( isset ($_POST['text']) ){
  	$output  = '<div>' . "\r\n";
    $output .= "\t" . '<h2>The output of $_POST inside a pre-tag</h2>' . "\r\n";
    $output .= "\t" . '<pre style="border: 1px solid #ccc; padding: 5px;">';
    $output .= $_POST['text'];
    $output .= '</pre>' . "\r\n";
    $output .= '</div>' . "\r\n";

Expected result:
Output of the string I sent.

Actual result:
Output of plain-text without html-tags


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 [2006-09-29 10:42 UTC]
Sorry, but your problem does not imply a bug in PHP itself.  For a
list of more appropriate places to ask for help using PHP, please
visit as this bug system is not the
appropriate forum for asking support questions.  Due to the volume
of reports we can not explain in detail here why your report is not
a bug.  The support channels will be able to provide an explanation
for you.

Thank you for your interest in PHP.

 [2006-09-29 15:21 UTC] info at optima-software dot de
I found it, and imho this is a real BUG. But not a PHP rather than a pecl bug.

It is already documented:

Inside the /ext dir you can find a filter.ini
Uncomment the one and only line:
 [2010-12-20 12:19 UTC]
-Package: Tidy +Package: Filter related
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