Originally Posted by sunfighter
I am under the impression that magic quotes are depreciated and turned off in php 5 and that addslashes() and stripslashes() are to be used.
magic quotes was the most terrible idea ever created. One should always treat it as if it does exist, and correct it as necessary.
Best I know the default configuration is (and always has been) on. It is deprecated in 5.3, but I don't have hopes for it to be gone in 6.x. I'm happy enough that regiser globals are now gone, we need to approach it one step at a time.