Querystring Hacking with PHP

By Deane Barker on June 3, 2005

PHP and Standards: arg_separator.output: A few months ago, I went ballistic on querystring arguments. I rambled on about how I hate them and go to ridiculous lengths to avoid them. I think I’m somewhat insane in this respect.

Well, I found out today that PHP can be set to parse the querystring differently using the “arg_separator.input” ini setting. You could have it use semi-colons or whatever, and it would correctly parse the querystring into the $_GET array.

However, I can’t see a setting to change the key/value separator, which must have to stay the equals sign. Anyone else know how to change that…you know, just so we can make our apps completely non-standard?