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Bug #50701 If MySQLi fails it must return a fatal error
Submitted: 2010-01-08 22:40 UTC Modified: 2010-01-09 03:21 UTC
From: gmblar+php at gmail dot com Assigned:
Status: Not a bug Package: MySQLi related
PHP Version: 5.3.1 OS: *
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2010-01-08 22:40 UTC] gmblar+php at gmail dot com
Description:
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If MySQLi fails it must return a fatal error. A Warning is not enough.

Reproduce code:
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<?php

$database = new MySQLi('127.0.0.1', 'invalid', 'invalid');

?>


Expected result:
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Fatal error: mysqli::mysqli(): (28000/1045): Access denied for user 
'invalid'@'localhost' (using password: YES) in /- on line 3

Actual result:
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Warning: mysqli::mysqli(): (28000/1045): Access denied for user 
'invalid'@'localhost' (using password: YES) in /- on line 3

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 [2010-01-09 03:21 UTC] johannes@php.net
A fatal error can not be handled in any way, so the user would get an empty page (as every serious production system has display_errors off, else it shows confidential info)

Instead you have to check for error which gives you the possibility to create a nice error page shown to your users.
 [2010-01-09 03:21 UTC] johannes@php.net
Thank you for taking the time to write to us, but this is not
a bug. Please double-check the documentation available at
http://www.php.net/manual/ and the instructions on how to report
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