No, no, you got it right, it was a bit daft of me in hindsight to use SQL as an example but I found it in another topic and it looked perfect for a tip topic! In hindsight SQL, strings and quotes are entirely different but there we go, thats the kind of silly things i do at 1am!
When I first started learning php I never had access to a reliable connection so I had to learn a lot the hard way using localhost and a local copy of the php manual. I had to figure out a lot of stuff myself with no-one to ask (you know, the silly things that take hours to figure out like the IE bug in my sig) so I figured these tip topics could be pretty useful in helping others and answering those little silly things that aren't always immediately obvious.
My helpful sig is on vacation trying to loose some weight. It got a bit fat and caused a few problems but it will be back at some point!