Originally Posted by countrydj
Recently I have read that REQUEST shouldn't be used so I am changing it all back.
One reason $_REQUEST shouldn't be used is that using it means that you have no control over whether the information is passed in $_POST, $_GET or $_COOKIE as it consolidates all three. In most cases you only want the info to come from one of those three places and so not looking for it in the other two places makes your code more secure.
I have never seen anywhere recommending using REQUEST - even 10 years ago all the references I saw were recommending against using it.
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