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A silly $_POST question

Can you include variables in the brackets?

7:07 pm on Nov 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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What I am trying to do is dynamically load a form for updating a text file. In dynamically building my form, I have line number and field number to name the fields. ie.

echo "<input type='text' name='$linecount_$filedcount' value='whatever'>";

When I send this to the next page ... I would like to write to the file like this:

$tempvar = $linecount . "_" . $fieldcount";
fwrite($fh, $_POST[$tempvar]);

Of course I don't even know if a variable in the $_POST array is even possible. Is it?

7:39 pm on Nov 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

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It's fine -- $_POST is just a (superglobal) array.
9:46 pm on Nov 9, 2005 (gmt 0)


WebmasterWorld Administrator jatar_k is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

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you could also just run through the $_POST array with a foreach as well, getting the keys at that point, allowing less margin for error. Making sure you build the exact same thing twice can sometimes get a little out of control.

Also before you just start writing vars into files I would clean them first. The general scenario is a perfect one for XSS.