[ILUG] puzzle of the day - php & apache & phpbb3
John P. Looney
valen at tuatha.org
Wed Jan 28 09:48:08 GMT 2009
Well, I'm doing the hosting on my own...so it's not the providers fault.
It's certainly not a database issue, as it happens on previews. It may not
be a UTF8 issue, as if you note that it's converting many tuples of
characters into '?'!
I don't have a default_charset set in php.ini, but same thing happens when
it's changed to utf8 or iso8859-1.
It's PHP5.1.4, as shown by the
phpinfo<http://test.livinghistory.ie/test.php>output. It also shows
I've mbstring enabled.
On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 9:42 AM, Daniel <dstuartkelly at eircom.net> wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: ilug-bounces at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-bounces at linux.ie] On
> > Behalf Of John P. Looney
> > Sent: 28 January 2009 09:24
> > To: ILUG list
> > Subject: [ILUG] puzzle of the day - php & apache & phpbb3
> > This is a great one. So, a pint at the next POTD for anyone
> > who can solve it.
> > After installing PHPBB3, it started randomly corrupting
> > anything people copy & pasted into textarea fields. Before:
> > http://livinghistory.ie/~valen/odd.txt<http://livinghistory.ie/%7Evalen/odd.txt>
> > And after: (check the stuff that's quoted)
> > http://livinghistory.ie/community/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=715&p=6118#p6118
> > This happens for users using linux, osx and windows. I'm
> > sure it's a server config problem on the backend. It's likely
> > related to the fact that when PHPBB sends me an email, the
> > subject it something like "=?UTF-8?B?QWN0aXZhdGUgdXNlciBhY2NvdW50?=" !
> > John
> > --
> I've had it a couple of times also but I also only ever noticed it
> on non alpha numeric characters, and had, up till now, thought it was an
> inability of the character to be rendered in my browser. I fixed it by
> editing and re-typing/changing the offending parts and the character was
> I'm using Apache 1.3.37 PHP 5.2.3 phpBB 3.0.4
> I *do* know that its not anything to do with the Database, because I have
> had it on PHP pages that just call from a .html document.
> Maybe its not much help but the only thing I can find in common is we are
> using the same portal (phpbb3portal?) and the same provider for hosting.
> 'A true nutter says nothing and just holds up a chicken'.
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