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Php getting argument using $_GET

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  1. rekha

    rekha New Member

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    Hi,

    I have a php page where i am getting argument from another page.The argument contains values similar to "Repair & Maintenance".If i retrieve that argument using $_GET method i am getting only "Repair" as the value.I need the value to be "Repair & Maintenance".How can i get this.

    Regards
    Rekha
     
  2. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

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    You submitted the thread as article and I have moved it to forums for discussion.
     
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    pete_bisby New Member

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    The ampersand is causing the break in the URL - PHP populates the $_GET array from the URL. Everything to the right of the question mark goes to the $_GET array, with each pair of key/values.
    E.g.
    http://someurl.com?field1=value1&field2=value2
    $_GET["field1"] = "value1"
    $_GET["field2"] = "value2"

    Now because you have an ampersand in the URL, PHP thinks it is a new variable, which is the reason why the second half is disappearning.

    The solution: encode the URL correctly - look at htmlentities(), htmlspecialchars() or urlencode()
     
  4. pradeep

    pradeep Team Leader

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    Use urlencode

    PHP:
    $url "http://www.go4expert.com/index.php?value=".urlencode('Repair & Maintenance');
    //http://www.go4expert.com/index.php?value=Repair%20%26%20Maintenance
     

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