[quote]As time goes on and register_globals has been off by default for longer and longer, the scripts that assume it’s on are becoming less common.
However, turning it off will break plenty of sites. And that’s just not something we want to do![/quote]
Like I said, it would cause an uproar. One of the things that made PHP so attractive in the beginning was the ease of use - and converting form variables to local variables automatically was part of that. With hindsight, of course, it can be seen that it was a dumb idea on the part of the PHP developers.
I have been with one or two hosts that have the directive set to false, but I’m sure that they are few and far between.
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