Programming PHP

Errata for Programming PHP

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The errata list is a list of errors and their corrections that were found after the product was released. If the error was corrected in a later version or reprint the date of the correction will be displayed in the column titled "Date Corrected".

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Version Location Description Submitted By Date Submitted Date Corrected
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Page 11
Example 1-3

<form action="<?php $PHP_SELF;?>" method="post"> NOW READS: <form action="<?php echo $PHP_SELF;?>" method="post">

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2004
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Page 30
last example under 'Variables' subsection

The output of this example NOW READS 'Yes!'

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2004
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Page 78
under "Formatting a date"

printf('%02d/%02d/%04y', $month, $day, $year); NOW READS: printf('%02d/%02d/%04d', $month, $day, $year);

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2004
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Page 88
Source Code Example for comparison of the Metaphone and Soundex algorithms

... print "soundex: $known sounds $query<br>"; ... print "metaphone: $known sounds $query<br>"; NOW READS: ... print "soundex: $known sounds like $query<br>"; ... print "metaphone: $known sounds like $query<br>";

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2004
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Page 94
Source Code Example for the last Occurence of a Multicharacter String

In the source code line $pos = strpos(strrev-($long), strrev($to_find)); NOW READS: $pos = strpos(strrev($long), strrev($to_find));

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2004
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Page 102
Example 4-1, (about 1/4 of way up the page from bottom):

$theAdder = (int) $inCardNumber{$i}; NOW READS: $theAdder = (int) $inCardNumber[$i];

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2004
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Page 111
first set of examples

preg_match('/y(.*)e$/', Sylvie', $m); NOW READS: preg_match('/y(.*)e$/', 'Sylvie', $m);

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2004
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Page 112
Example 4-2,

<form action="<?php $PHP_SELF ?>"method="POST"> URL:<input type="text" name="url" value="<?php $url ?>"/><br> NOW READS: <form action="<?= $PHP_SELF ?>"method="POST"> URL:<input type="text" name="url" value="<?= $url ?>"/><br>

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2004
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Page 112
Example 4-2, last three lines of code

NOW READ: } } ?>

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2004
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Page 164
Example 7-2

$chunk = substr($word, $i*3, 3); NOW READS: $chunk = substr($word, $i*$number, $number);

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2004
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Page 172
code snippet at bottom of page

if (is_uploaded_file($_FILES['toProcess']['tmp_name']) { NOW READS: if (is_uploaded_file($_FILES['toProcess']['tmp_name'])) {

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2004
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Page 188
Last example on the page

if ($_SERVER{'HTTPS'] !== 'on') { die("Must be a secure connection"); } NOW READS: if ($_SERVER['HTTPS'] !== 'on') { die("Must be a secure connection"); }

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2004
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Page 199
Shortcuts section

$row = $db->getRow(SQL [, values]]); NOW READS: $row = $db->getRow(SQL [, values]);

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2004
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Page 207
Code snippet at top of page

Previously, there is no closing </form> tag in the included sample HTML. It HAS BEEN ADDED to the code sample, between the 'submit' input line and the closing /body tag, so that the last four lines of the code NOW READ: <input type="submit" name="submit" value="Add Catergory"> </form> </body> </html>

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2005
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example 10-14

pdf_add_note($p,100,650,200,750,"This is a test annotation.","Testing","note",0); NOW READS: pdf_add_note($p,100,650,200,750,"This is a test annotation.","Testing","note",1);

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2004
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Page 280
Example 11-14.

exho NOW READS: echo

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2004
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Page 372
Example 15-5

As previously printed, there were problems with the code (missing quotation marks, etc.) It is corrected in the examples file on the O'Reilly web and FTP sites. Use 15-5.php from there. The correct code NOW READS: <html> <head> <title>ODBC Transaction Management</title> </head> <body> <h1>Phone List</h1> <?php $dd = odbc_connect('PhoneListDSN','user','password'); // disable autocommit if we're confirming if ($submit == "Add Listing") { $start_trans = odbc_autocommit($dd,0); } //insert if we've got values submitted if ($submit == "Add Listing" || $submit == "Confirm") { $sql = "insert into phone_list ([extension],[name])"; $sql .= "values ('$ext_num','$add_name')"; $result = odbc_exec($dd,$sql); } ?> <form method="post" action="phone_trans.php"> <table> <tr><th bgcolor="#EEEEEE">Extension</th> <th bgcolor="#EEEEEE">Name</th> </tr> <?php // build table of extension and name values $result = odbc_exec($dd,"select * from phone_list"); $cols = array(); $row = odbc_fetch_into($result,$cols); while ($row) { if ($cols[0] === $ext_num && $submit != "Confirm") { ?> <tr><td bgcolor="#DDFFFF"><?= $cols[0] ?></td> <td bgcolor="#DDFFFF"><?= $cols[1] ?></td></tr> <?php } else { print("<tr><td>$cols[0]</td><td>$cols[1]</td></tr> "); } $row = odbc_fetch_into($result,$cols); } // if we're confirming,make hidden fields to carry state over // and submit with the "Confirm"button if ($submit == "Add Listing") { ?> </table> <br> <input type="hidden" name="ext_num" value="<?= $ext_num ?>"> <input type="hidden" name="add_name" value="<?= $add_name ?>"> <input type="submit" name="submit" value="Confirm"> <input type="submit" name="submit" value="Cancel"> <?php } else { //if we're not confirming, show fields for new values ?> <tr><td><input type="text" name="ext_num" size="8" maxlength="4"></td> <br> <td><input type="text" name="add_name" size="40" maxlength="40"></td> <br> </tr> <br> </table> <br> <input type="submit" name="submit" value="Add Listing"> <br> <?php } ?> </form> </body> </html>

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2004
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Page 384
assert() description

"If assertion is true,..." should read "If assertion is false,..." instead.

Anonymous   
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Page 384
atan2() description

"returns the arctangent of x and y" should be "returns the arctangent of y/x" instead.

Anonymous   
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Page 391

The table previouslylisted two different values for "I". The first of those two NOW APPEARS as a lower-case "i".

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2004
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Page 392
first para

z Day of the year from "1" through "365" NOW READS: z Day of the year from "0" through "365"

Anonymous    Nov 01, 2005
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Page 412
hebrevc function signature

The function signature is "hebrev" but it should be "hebrevc".

Anonymous   
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Page 414
2nd paragraph

string implode(array strings, string separator) NOW READS: string implode(string separator, array strings)

Anonymous    Apr 01, 2004
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Page 441
sin function description

"Returns the arc sine of value" should be "Returns the sine of value".

Anonymous   
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Page 453
unlink function signature

"int unlink(string path)" should be "bool unlink(string path)".

Anonymous