I have this variable with slashes using mysql_real_escape_string (). I want to remove the slashes away from the variable without removing the etc.
$title = mysql_real_escape_string( $_POST['title'] );
In the variable that is currently being inputed: Miki Koishikawa's ordinary life...
Input in the database (as you may already know): Miki Koishikawa's ordinary life...
As you can see what is left is the 's. I can't use stripslashes () because that would remove the from and that would leave me with rn.
I've recently had to migrate an Access database to MySQL. Everything appeared to work fine, but now I'm finding lots of semi-quotes prefixed with forward-slashes, as if to escape them, when outputting them.
As a quick fix, before tackling the actual database issue, I tried using str_replace() to remove the forward slashes and leave just the semi-quotes in tact. Code:
I'm using a web form to store user input into a MySQL DB, using $_POST.I have noticed that once textarea fields area read, slashes are inserted automatically to escape some characters.As I need to manipulate text before storing, I thought about using stripslashes, however I have discovered that it may garbage text, if Japanese or other asiatic character sets are used.
I use addslashes() for data being submited to MySQL via forms by public users, but the other day, while playing around I tired a script with out addingslashes. I'm running PHP4 and don't have the magic quotes on -- I was able to enter ", ', >,?,etc. and odd characters via form into the database without any errors or problems --the same info was also retireved fine.
Does PHP4 automatically addslashes? Is it still considered good practice to add them? -- and strip them on data retrieval?
We moved our site to PHP, and for a while we had our addslash setting so that any quotes were displaying with . As a result, we have a database full of text containing . Is there a query we can run on our MySQL database that will eliminate these addslashes? Since the addslash is an escape character, I'm not sure how to do it.
Ok. I have checked the magic quotes is on. I have a form on my web page. The input from this is sent (by POST) to the server. A PHP script processes it. If there any errors the input is urlencoded and returned to the webpage with the form in the URL. I am not using add or strip slashes in my script (except for the testing I did that is explained below).
If the user inserts slashes or double quotes - when these are returned to the form they are slashed. If one backslash is inserted, 4 backslashes appear when the form is redisplayed. If I enter a double quote this is returned as 3 backslashes (the double quote disappears).
If I stripslashes() before returning the input to the form, one backslash becomes 2 backslashes and a double quote is returned as 1 backslash (but again the double quote disappears).
Is there a function that automatically adds the extra slashes needed for html inside echo statements and such? It's a real pain to go back and edit. There has to be an easier way besides using template systems.
Lets say I have a string and the string is this: Hello, this is a 'st'rin'g'isnt "i"d"t?" How can I have PHP add slashes inbetween the " or '? So the output would be this:Hello, this is a 'st'rin'g' isnt "i"d"t?"
So, I've got this simple test PHP document (at the bottom of this message). It simply puts up a textarea and then submits the form to itself. The text of the textarea will be placed in 'body' of the $_POST array. If the $_POST['body'] variable is set, it outputs what 'body' contains and if not, it simply outputs 'No body var'. Code:
Now here comes the problem (wich I personally thought was only supposed to occur in php4). I actually had been running the script on a different server which also had php5, without a problem. But now once I installed it in my new dedicated server. i have this issue with data intered in textarea are injected into the database with slashes on them wherever there is a single quote or double quote (ie..'=> '). I thought this was only a problem with php4 that required a "stripslahses()" function to fix.