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php $_post and $http_post_vars not retrieving url parameters

Category: Website

2012-03-16 4:55 pm EST

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My website at seems to be working quite well. However, I'm writing a desktop weather app in C++ and am using the Visual C++ HTTP library to access the database on the server. When I send a request for the following information it is processed and data is returned to my desktop app accordingly:


Notice there are no parameters beyond the script. However, when requesting information from the following script, the script processes but returns absolutely no data:


I have tested this extensively and it seems to be ignoring the parameter that I am sending it.

What kind of setting is required for this to work?


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2012-03-16 5:03 pm EST
Hi starnaly,

When trying to get data passed in the url, as in:

.. you're trying to get data passed with GET (instead of POST).

I'm not very familiar with http_post_vars, but some quick searches online shows that it may actually be deprecated in php 5.

When I get variables from the URL, I use the following syntax:

$variable = $_GET['countryAbbr'];

I would recommend trying the above method, and be sure to get back with us if that doesn't help.

- Brad

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