[geeklog-modules] HELP REQ: Strange PHP behavior in GL
geeklog-modules-user at lrdesign.com
Sun Apr 6 18:45:35 EDT 2003
I'm trying to implement a hack to ping weblogs.com whenever a new story
is successfully submitted. I've hit a weird bug.
There are PHP objects I use that function fine on their own or in other
PHP scripts, but are broken if I use them from within Geeklog. I use
the XMLRPC implementation for PHP, but you don't necessarily have to
know anything about XMLRPC or it's PHP implementation to understand
this code or the problem. Just know that "xmlrpcval" is an object that
is serializable, and its behavior breaks if it's used from inside GL.
I can set and retrieve values in this object in any other PHP code, but
inside GL this object produces nothing when I set and then retrieve a
The code fragment I'm running is:
$retval = "value is:<BR><PRE>" . htmlentities($v->serialize()) .
xmlrpc.inc contains the definition of the xmlrpcval object.
Alternatively, I can just put the same code in its own PHP file, and
just use print $retval; for the last line.
In a plain PHP file, the code gives this output:
which is the XML output I expect from this object. But from inside a
phpblock (or any other place within GL), the same code gives a
Clearly, GL is somehow interfering with xmlrpcval's ability to function
correctly; either to set, store, or serialize values. I'm not sure if
I should be looking for GL identifiers that interfere with identifiers
in xmlrpc.inc, or what. I'm not so familiar with PHP that I have a
handle on whether variable scope could be an issue or not.
You can see these bits of code live. These two items have identical
In a separate php file:
In a GL phpblock:
http://www.idahoev.com/ click on topic "Testing Grounds", and look
at the bottom-right block.
Any suggestions of what to look for would be appreciated.
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