On Tuesday, September 3, 2002, 10:27:13 PM, Joby Walker wrote:
JW> Do we want to make a policy on this? $HTTP_SERVER_VARS is deprecated,
JW> and thus in the future may be dropped. On the other hand old (unsecure)
JW> PHP installations will not support $_SERVER. We really should use one
JW> or the other not both.
At the moment, we have tried to keep the minimum version of php
required as low as possible. I think we specify 4.0.1pl2 (or something
like that) as the minimum.
JW> Personally, I support using the $_SERVER, $_GET, etc family of
JW> superglobals despite some possible breakage of old PHP installations,
JW> because it is the preferred way, eventually we will probably have to
JW> migrate to it anyway, and it is more elegant.
JW> How many installations are on PHP < 4.1.0?
A respectable number, I think
JW> If this breakage is an
JW> issue we can if PHP version is < 4.1.0 set $_SERVER =
JW> $HTTP_SERVER_VARS, $_COOKIE = $HTTP_COOKIE_VARS, etc.
JW> Or is the consensus to wait to convert until it is necesary?
I vote for "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"! Let's wait until we need
JW> BTW - Lawrence, why are you limited to < 4.1.0?
errr .... haven't got round to upgrading my internal test server yet!