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Doc Bug #77172 convert error on receiving variables from external sources
Submitted: 2018-11-18 04:43 UTC Modified: 2018-11-19 13:36 UTC
From: Assigned: cmb (profile)
Status: Closed Package: Documentation problem
PHP Version: master-Git-2018-11-18 (Git) OS: Linux
Private report: No CVE-ID: None
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 [2018-11-18 04:43 UTC]
when php receivie the data from external sources, a variables named foo[]boo will be saved into $_POST['foo'][];

doc has noted dots and spaces in variable names are converted to underscores. 

but there no info tell developers variables can't be named `foo[]boo`, otherwise the variable `foo[]boo` should be remove ? 

Test script:
<form method="post">
    <input type="text" name="id[]" value="1">
    <input type="text" name="id[]_text" value="a">
    <input type="submit">

Expected result:
array (
  'id' => 
  array (
    0 => '1',

Actual result:
array (
  'id' => 
  array (
    0 => '1',
    1 => 'a',


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 [2018-11-19 12:49 UTC]
-Status: Open +Status: Verified -Assigned To: +Assigned To: cmb
 [2018-11-19 12:49 UTC]
I think that an external variable `foo[]boo` should not be treated
as array at all, but be registered verbatim.  However, this would
likely be a rather severe BC break, so we should document it for
now.  For PHP 8 we may be able to implement feature request #34882
(and also to cater to cases like reported in this ticket).
 [2018-11-19 13:11 UTC]
Automatic comment from SVN on behalf of cmb
Log: Fix #77172: convert error on receiving variables from external sources
 [2018-11-19 13:36 UTC]
-Status: Verified +Status: Closed
 [2018-11-19 13:36 UTC]
This bug has been fixed in the documentation's XML sources. Since the
online and downloadable versions of the documentation need some time
to get updated, we would like to ask you to be a bit patient.

Thank you for the report, and for helping us make our documentation better.
 [2020-02-07 06:05 UTC]
Automatic comment on behalf of cmb
Log: Fix #77172: convert error on receiving variables from external sources
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