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Issue validating apostrophe in a form

Thread began 3/10/2011 6:27 am by Thomas Hill | Last modified 3/11/2011 4:06 pm by Jason Byrnes | 1372 views | 4 replies |

Thomas Hill

Issue validating apostrophe in a form

Hi,

I am having an issue validating apostrohpes in a form. Naturally the form works without validation and apostrophes are inserted into the database and displayed correctly. However, as soon as I add validation using alphanumeric and add '?!@ as other characters which I allow, the form returns the following:

user types: it's amazing
Form reloads to show errors with validation: it\'s amazing

To counteract the validation show issue when the existing form reloads, I have used stripslashes so that the \ does not show BUT the apostrophe simple won't take.

I have also tried adding the following at line 1 of my page but the problem persists:

<?php
ini_set('magic_quotes_gpc','on');
?>

Incidentally, php.net say Warning: This feature has been DEPRECATED as of PHP 5.3.0. Relying on this feature is highly discouraged.

I am almost at the point of removing the alphanumeric validation but I know this is bad practise.

Any ideas?

Tom

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

can you send a copy of your page so I can see how it is configured.

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Thomas Hill

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Thomas Hill

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Hi,

After 2 days of playing around I discovered if I put the characters in the following order in the "Other" box of the Alphanumeric Validation, it works. However, the characters must be enclosed by [] or it will not work.

[!\"#£$%'()*+,.:;?_`-]

Why is this? Or is it a bug?

Thanks

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

that's odd, I have not been able to reproduce the error, the square brackets should not have an effect on the validation of extra characters except to add the square brackets as a part of the allowed extra characters.

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