PHP.ini: How to Remove URL Forward Slash Before Single or Double Quotes


If you're experiencing issues with forward slashes before single or double quotes in PHP hosting, there's a simple solution. By editing the php.ini file and adding 'magic_quotes_gpc = Off;'

magic_quotes_gpc = Off;

In this way you can remove these unwanted characters and improve your PHP development workflow. However, keep in mind that deploying your PHP code on a Linux environment can lead to additional challenges, such as case-sensitivity issues and quote and slash problems. Fortunately, the php.ini file can help you address these issues and optimize your PHP configuration. Read on to learn more about configuring PHP and ensuring smooth performance on any platform.

If your PHP code works fine on a Windows system does not guarantee that it will also work on Linux or vice-versa. There are loads of issues that may come up when deploying your PHP code on a Linux environment, such as case-sensitivity issues and single quotes, double quotes, slash issues, etc. These issues can be resolved using the PHP configuration file i.e. php.ini file.

php.ini file example:
php.ini file example

About PHP Magic Quotes

PHP magic quotes when ON all the single quotes (') , double quotes ("), backslashes (\), and NULL characters are escaped with a backslash automatically

PHP Magic quotes directives :

magic_quotes_gpc : If ON it affects HTTP GET, POST, and COOKIE Request data.

magic_quotes_runtime: Though by default it's OFF when this directive is ON, most functions that return data from an external source, including databases and text files, will have quotes escaped with a backslash. This can be set at runtime.

magic_quotes_sybase: If this directive is ON, a single quote is escaped with a single quote instead of a backslash.

Note: Magic Quotes have been DEPRECATED as of PHP 5.3.0 and REMOVED as of PHP 5.4.0.

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