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About jodunno

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    Nature and Biology, Programming and Web Development, Forensic Science, sports

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  1. Good morning kicken, my filter is for use with login attempts. I am actually working on my own character map. so Smythe-Jones will be Smythe[hyphen]Jones in my database. Thus, all non alphabetic characters submitted via post will be converted/mapped before application. 12.25 will become 12[point]25. permissible is indicative of your disposition. Interesting mindmap. I'm not really ranting. For one thing, i like Barand and generally everyone in this forum. However, people need to stop making excuses for the wild west approach to internet and programming. It is time to impleme
  2. if i only accept letters from the English alphabet, then yes. My post concerns login attempts not registration. During registration: if (!ctype_alpha($untrustedData)) { //log error for display, such as usernames may only contain characters from the English alphabet } on my website, i permit hyphen, apostophre but we are talking about sanitizing code and how to accomplish it. If someone wants to add an array of acceptable characters, then they can do so. Simply add !in_array() check to the loop. However, i hope that you are not one of these lawless internet folks that actually think
  3. I agree with mac_gyver. pdo is simple and better. Meantime, you should always program in a definitive manner whenever possible. So know what you want and enforce it. Thus, if you only want usernames to contain alphabetic letters, then enforce it. Only deal with what is allowed and throw everything else in the programmatic trash can. like so: $untrustedData = $_POST['username']; //trim will not remove spaces between letters, which can sometimes happen as a typo/typing error $untrustedData = str_replace(' ', '', $untrustedData); if (!ctype_alpha($untrustedData)) { $splitkey = (array)
  4. look closer at your code, please: <span class="login100-form-title p-b-43" action="<?php echo htmlspecialchars($_SERVER["PHP_SELF"]); ?>" method="post"> it seems as though you may be new to html as well. action and method attributes belong with the form element not the span element. also, just use action="#" or leave it blank action="" versus the awful idea of PHP_SELF. you should recode your form correctly. you should also read about get and post methods. your php script should be separated into post and get content: if server request method = post
  5. terminate the script after a header redirect: // Redirect user to welcome page perhaps header('location: dashboard.php'); exit;
  6. look closer at the last line in the code that you have posted: ?>php } try this instead: <?php } ?>
  7. Hello Skorpio, I just want to add a method to accomplish the task of separating single and double quotes: use single quotes to echo html with double quotes then concatenate variables, arrays and constants. Using your original code and the code suggested by Barand as a basis: echo '<li><a href="' . $row['url'] . '" title="' . $row['title'] . '"><i class="fas fa-user site-nav--icon"></i> Help</a></li>'; it is probably what you were looking to accomplish. Barand is a superb coder! I don't know gw1500se but gw1500se is also a pro, so i am not tr
  8. hmm, i think that preg_match_all should have three parameters: preg_match_all ($pattern, $subject, $matches) the posted code only contains $pattern and $subject (2/3). preg_match_all( "/$needle/im", $haystack ) php manual entry for preg match all most helpful text from the php manual: "Searches subject for all matches to the regular expression given in pattern and puts them in matches in the order specified by flags." maybe i am wrong but i think that a proper parameter count will solve the problem.
  9. you really are a fantastic programmer. You work very quickly, so it is obvious that coding is second nature to you. I have alot to learn before i could reach such a level. I cannot thank you enough for spending time on this subject. I was pulling my hair out trying to get it to work. Your code makes much more sense. I will add my species list to your table design and try it out tomorrow. I'm going to bed soon. I've sent a zip file to you with some of my routing code that uses my taxonomical arrays. The router just explodes the path to check for a rank. I then use a rank and name array so
  10. i only maintain a latin (scientific) name with a German translation (if one exists in vernacular form). Alot of insects do not have a common name. I live in Berlin, so German is the default language of the system. I wanted to add English since it is my native language but it does not exist in my flat files at this time. So English is being added to search table. I try to add both American and British English whenever possible. I suppose that it might be easier to use my flat files for this data? I will zip some of my code for you to look at, so you can see how my site is working. Code wil
  11. I am trying to build the table of birds for search keywords and it is brutal. I've spent two hours now and i only have 15 species entered of 79. While building this list i wondered if it would be faster to make a large array in cpp and use that instead. Then i got an idea for a cache system. Instead of building a database, how about i build a cache folder with every possible keyword as a file with pre determined results? wouldn't that be fast and easy? so cache folder has meise.php meisen.php and soundexmeise.php and soundexmeisen.php since i am manually building this list i think it would be
  12. I made a video of my site but it is 163mb and too large to attach to email from Google. I'll try to add two screen captures, nay, resized screen captures. I hope that they are small enough to attach here. I've spent alot of time on the front end trying to avoid the cookie cutter designs. anytime i mention photos and trying to protect my hard work, people automatically think that my photo driven site is porn or something. LOL I had some things/designs in mind when i began the site: photo backgrounds that can be disabled, background tint that can be changed and strength can be changed,
  13. yes, i'm making a nature porn website. I'm hoping to have a million bird subscribers. 😄 I think that i'll call my site "feather fantasy". LOL Birds are easy to id in most cases. Flies, spiders and beetles pose a big problem most of the time. If you ever start photographing nature you will learn that many insects cannot be identified by photo, which sucks. You may have an award winning photo but no id for the subject. Experts will often tell you species sp. I started studying this subject and i managed to teach myself how to dissect and identify my own subjects. Sometimes i need exper
  14. I have one thousand one hundred species documented (photos, genitalia, confirmation from experts, data and measurements). Building my site prevents me from working on nature. Anyway, i don't use a database for retrieving species. I use alphabetic functions which return arrays to load each rank. I don't have actual php files per species. I use one file to load all species based upon the flat file functions. I avoid using a database for every little aspect of the site to avoid locking and overruse. My alphabetic/targeted approach is working faster than a db. I use the db to verify that you
  15. Hi Barand, I don't think it is exaggeration since we are talking about internet usage. People/website users think a second too long is a second too long. I was just confused because my queries were working fast on xampp. Anyway, i've removed this code and started over. the taxonomy table is very small for search testing. I now only have Cyanistes caeruleus in the table. I've started over. I will build a bigger table for experimentation and send it to you. Meantime, my website started out as static html/css. I decided to take it to the server side using php. I started studying php two
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