dot characters, extensions and PHP

Keith Grennan keith at
Tue Aug 1 21:33:35 UTC 2006

On Tue, Aug 01, 2006 at 06:17:34PM +0100, Martin Atkins wrote:
> Keith Grennan wrote:
> >Hello all,
> >
> >Working with OpenID in PHP, I noticed that PHP replaces any dots
> >in incoming variable names to underscores.
> >
> >
> >
> I worked around this in my PHP app by implementing the query string 
> decoding myself. :)

Good one!

OpenID 2.0 will support POST too, so you might need to decode
application/x-www-form-urlencoded POST data as well.  Yuck.

> 80% of the time I spend writing PHP code seems to be spent 
> re-implementing their features so that they actually work properly.

Heh.  Yup, I have a real love-hate relationship with PHP.  I find the
more I use it the more I like it though... not sure why...


> </rant>

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