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  • After my friends web hosting company one.com upgraded thier PHP to version 5.3 MODx started to save the documents in a way so that all " became \" like this <a href=\"http://google.se\">text</a>. This breaks every element that has an attribute value. How could this be? I was using directresize on the site but it gave me en error page about not being able to combine two arrays while one was empty or something like that so I turned directresize off. This had no impact on the quotation marks.

    I allso tried upgrading from evolution 1.0.0 to 1.0.2 but that did not help either. Everytime I change the document, with or without TinyMCE the same \ is added before the "s.

    Does this has something to do with htmlentities() or some regular expression?

    Would appreciate and hints on what is different with PHP 5.3 and 5.2 that could break the formatting so I can repair the site.
    • Hi tirithen,

      could be a problem with magic_quotes_gpc being enabled
      -> http://modxcms.com/forums/index.php?topic=40996.0
      • Thanks for the fast answer!

        Since this is not my server I cannot do anything about this?

        Strange that they added magic_quotes_gpc when they upgraded since it’s marked for removal...
        • not sure, maybe you can turn it off ( if mq was the cause ) by placing
          php_flag magic_quotes_gpc off

          in your .htaccess

          ...but as i said, not sure smiley
          • Thanks for the tip but I got Internal Server Error when I added php_flag magic_quotes_gpc off so I guess I’m out of luck. I have contacted one.com about the problem with magic_quotes_gpc so I hope they can turn it off for me.

            Agai, thanks for the tips. smiley
            • good luck smiley maybe someone else here in the forum jumps in to help/explain in the meantime as well
              • You should be able to disable magic quotes in a php.ini in the site root or programmatically in index.php if your host won’t allow php.ini (most good hosts will allow it).

                http://php.net/manual/en/security.magicquotes.disabling.php
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                • Now I’ve gotten response from one.com and they claim that they allways have had magic quotes on, strange thing is that MODx did not stop working until they made the upgrade from PHP 5.2 to 5.3, if they are right, they must have changed something else that made PHP or MODx add additional \ to all SQL INSERT querys.

                  Anyway, they won’t allow me to turn magic quotes off so I need to work around it. Could I make a plugin for the site that uses regular expressions to remove the extra \ before insertion into database or in worst case before the page is viewed.

                  Which event could this plugin run at?
                  • Right, the problem is magic_quotes are now deprecated features in 5.3 and MODx changes were made to address this. Unfortunately, at the current time, if you use 5.3 you need these settings disabled. Can you not do this in your .htaccess file?
                    • Your plugin should listen for OnWebPagePrerender.

                      It would look something like this:

                      <?php
                      $source = &$modx->documentOutput;
                      $source = str_replace('\"','"', $source);
                      ?>


                      or for MODx Revolution:

                      <?php
                      $output = &$modx->resource->_output;
                      $source = str_replace('\"','"', $source);
                      ?>



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