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  1. Requinix, Okay, so I tried adding this code... }else{ // Slug Not found in URL. // This will never fire!! // Apache catches missing slug and re-routes to "articles/index.php" //NEW // Redirect to Display Outcome. header("Location: " . BASE_URL . "/articles/index.php"); // End script. exit(); }//End of ATTEMPT TO RETRIEVE ARTICLE ...and it *appears* to do what I need. Any comments? And just for my own edification, can someone show me how to accomplish the same end effect using a mod_rewrite and redirecting to the default directory file which is "/articles/indoex.php" in this case? Thanks, Debbie
  2. My file is much more complicated than that, but I posted the code that is relevant. And I know for a fact whatever code I had in my .htaccess did a redirect for me, because that is why I added the comments above. (Originally I had error-handling code that was supposed to fire, but it never did because of some mod_rewrite, so I took that erro-handling code out and added the above comments.) Yes, I could do it in PHP, but it is very common to have Apache redirect to an index.php file when no file exists or like I am describing. I would like to restore things back to what I had... Thanks, Debbie
  3. I just went though ALL of my scripts and tried them both Logged-In and Logged-Out. I am happy to say that all of my scripts ran as expected (i.e. ran successfully or displayed an error-handling message), except the one file which had issues. (Ironically, my "article.php" file was the only one with issues, yet the first one I tried?! So freaked out and created this thread prematurely! Whew!) And it looks like the problem with 'article.php" can be fixed if I can just get some help in the MOD_REWRITE forum as I apparently accidentally deleted something my .htaccess file?! Thanks, Debbie
  4. I have an "article" directory with two files: "article.php" and "index.php" If "article.php" is called but there is no slug in the URL, I would like Apache to kick in and re-direct the user to "index.php" which is a Listing of Articles. I had this working before, but apparently messed up my .htaccess file. Here is a code snippet to provide some context... // ****************************** // Attempt to Retrieve Article. * // ****************************** if (isset($_GET['slug']) && $_GET['slug']){ // Slug found in URL. }else{ // Slug Not found in URL. // This will never fire!! // Apache catches missing slug and re-routes to "articles/index.php" }//End of ATTEMPT TO RETRIEVE ARTICLE ?> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> What code do I need to put in my .htaccess to make this happen? Thanks, Debbie
  5. You really are incapable of going more than a week without petty insults, aren't you? I could half-way deal with that if you bothered to read anything that anyone says... Debbie
  6. That's a terrible question, and it deserves a terrible answer: RTFM. No, I asked a very specific question and provided quite a bit of code in my OP. I have no clue what Requinix was referring to. (Which is strange, because he is usually spot on.) Debbie
  7. I have tweaked my Log Out script to display a message that the User successfully logged out (or didn't), and then allow the User to either Log-In again or Go to Home Page. In order to do this, I just used my standard "message.php" script which is where I handle all messaging for my website (i.e. Success and Failure Messages). In order for "message.php" to work, it is expecting a code in the $_SESSION like this... // Update Succeeded. $_SESSION['resultsCode'] = 'LOGOUT_SUCCEEDED_3475'; The problem with how my original "log_out.php" script was written, is that I was logging out (and erasing the SESSION variable) and so "message.php" would not work properly. So I made these changes, and I would appreciate it if someone could verify if my logic is right and I am successfully and *thoroughly* logging out the User!! log_out.php // Verify Update. if (mysqli_stmt_affected_rows($stmt1)==1){ // Update Succeeded. // Member logged out from Database. // ****************************** // Log Out User from Session. * // ****************************** $_SESSION['loggedIn'] = FALSE; // ************************ // Clear Out Variables. * // ************************ unset($_SESSION['sessMemberID']); unset($_SESSION['sessUsername']); unset($_SESSION['sessFirstName']); // ******************************** // Erase Session Cookie Contents. * // ******************************** setcookie("PHPSESSID", "", time() - 3600); // Update Succeeded. $_SESSION['resultsCode'] = 'LOGOUT_SUCCEEDED_3475'; }else{ // Update Failed. $_SESSION['resultsCode'] = 'LOGOUT_FAILED_3476'; }//End of ATTEMPT TO LOG-OUT USER FROM DATABASE // Set Error Source. $_SESSION['errorPage'] = $_SERVER['SCRIPT_NAME']; // Redirect to Display Outcome. header("Location: " . BASE_URL . "/account/messages.php"); // End script. exit(); messages.php // Log Out Succeeded. case 'LOGOUT_SUCCEEDED_3475': echo '<h1>Log Out Succeeded</h1>'; echo '<p>You have been successfully logged-out. (3475)</p>'; echo '<ul> <li> <a class="button2" href="' . BASE_URL . '/account/log_in.php">Log In</a> </li> <li>or</li> <li> <a class="button2" href="' . BASE_URL . '/index.php">Go to Home Page</a> </li> </ul>'; // Finish Destroying Session. session_unset(); session_destroy(); $_SESSION = array(); break; // Log Out Failed. case 'LOGOUT_FAILED_3476': echo '<h1>Log Out Failed</h1>'; echo '<p>A problem occurred during log out.</p>'; echo '<p>Please try again. (3476)</p>'; echo '<a class="button" href="' . BASE_URL . '/account/log_out.php">Log Out</a>'; break; Is it okay how I moved this code from "log_out.php" to "messages.php" and saved it for the end??? // Finish Destroying Session. session_unset(); session_destroy(); $_SESSION = array(); break; See any problems with what I did? Any *security* issues?? Thanks, Debbie
  8. But when combined with PHP validation, MaxLength helps you to get the cleanest data the first time... So how wide - physically - should I make my Password field? Maybe it doesn't even matter since the User can't see what they are typing?! Regex can be used to ensure Password-Strength... Debbie
  9. Valid point!! I am leaning towards - consistent with the rest of the messaging on my website - displaying a message "You have successfully logged out" in the center of the page, and keep my usual Page Header and side bars in case they want to log in as someone else, or they do want to navigate somewhere else. I think that combines what everyone has said above into a unified log-out solution. Thanks, Debbie
  10. Well, to read an Article you need a query string in addition to the "article.php" file itself, e.g. So if I just loaded "article.php" by itself I get... Maybe that just means I did not properly do all of the Error-Handling I needed to? I haven't tried loading all of my files directly, but the example above is what prompted this thread... Debbie
  11. Because that's what hash algorithms are designed to do. There is just as much chance to get a collision from hashing "a" and "b" than there is from hashing the content from two different books. Okay, I get what you are saying, but there still needs to be some upper limit because of my Form Fields, right? I mean I guess you can leave off "maxlength", but it seems like bad form - no pun intended - to not limit the size of Form Fields... Maybe I could switch things back to something like this... Debbie
  12. Nope. I draw the line at... - sessMemberID - sessFirstName - sessUsername It just seems like a waste in order to get something like a Member's First Name or Username... I can see running a query every time you load the entire Member's Profile. Debbie
  13. No. Hashes are commonly used to verify the integrity of files, which could be millions of bytes. Do you really think that small amount of data is going to hurt anything? Sure!! How can you take a PARAGRAPH and hash it or whatever and stick it into a char(128) field and not lose anything and not have any collisions?! If my field was char(2) and I had a set of passwords that was each the contents of books in the local library, there is NO WAY you could not have collisions?! Debbie
  14. Here is a sample of how I have things structured in the Web Root... index.php /account /account/profile.php /account/log_in.php /account/log_out.php /account/my_account.php and so on... /articles /articles/index.php /articles/article.php and so on... /components /components/header.inc.php /components/footer.inc.php and so on... /utilities /utilities/functions.php Other Directores I am using about as simple of a structure as you can. Basically just like you would use in the old days when you just had HTML files and hyperlinks?! I don't include much, usually just either my Config file, or maybe "functions.php" or any files in the Components directory. Debbie
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