[Mediawiki-l] Re: Problem with magic_quotes_runtime

Bernhard Walle bernhard.walle at gmx.de
Mon Feb 14 10:18:45 UTC 2005


Hello,

* Brion Vibber [14.02.2005 02:51]:
> Bernhard Walle wrote:
> 
>>I run MediaWiki 1.4beta6 on a Linux PHP server. The magic_quotes_runtime
>>variable is set to "1" (cannot change this). Is it possible that this
>>causes problemes? ' is shown as \' and " as \".
> 
> 
> Having magic_quotes_runtime will cause EVERYTHING to fail. This is the
> most incredibly stupid option in PHP and no one should ever use it.
> Here's what it does:
> 
>          If magic_quotes_runtime is enabled, most functions
>          that return data from any sort of external source
>          including databases and text files will have quotes
>          escaped with a backslash. If magic_quotes_sybase is
>          also on, a single-quote is escaped with a single-
>          quote instead of a backslash.
> 
> This will automatically corrupt all data coming from the database or the
> filesystem, which seems like a pretty bad thing to do.
> 
> Note that there is a set_magic_quotes_runtime() function which you may
> be able to use to turn it off at runtime:
> http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.set-magic-quotes-runtime.php

Thanks.

But setting set_magic_quotes_runtime(0) fails in LocalSettings.php. Do
you know why that may not work?


Regards,
Bernhard

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