[wp-hackers] Magic Quoting removal Road Map/Plan

Peter Westwood peter.westwood at ftwr.co.uk
Fri Jun 10 16:07:26 UTC 2011

On 10 Jun 2011, at 16:46, Jari Pennanen wrote:

> Hi!
> 2011/6/10 John Blackbourn <johnbillion+wp at gmail.com>:
>> That's fine, but you're straying from the issue at hand. If functions
>> like this were implemented we are still left with the $_GET and $_POST
>> superglobals that are currently quoted. The issue is that we cannot
>> remove quoting from these variables because it introduces a security
>> vulnerability for every plugin and theme that's been written up until
>> this point. If we can't remove quoting from the superglobals, this is
>> a fruitless exercise.
> No sir. If everyone starts to use new API we can get rid of $_GET and
> $_POST quoting. Get it? We must push everyone to use new API and when
> in distant future, future of PHP6 maybe, we can get rid of this _GET
> _POST quoting etc.


Because that assumes that you can magically ensure that every piece of even non public plugin and theme code gets converted over.

Peter Westwood
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