Last updated: Fri, 24 Apr 2009


$HTTP_POST_VARS [deprecated]

$_POST -- $HTTP_POST_VARS [deprecated]HTTP POST variables


An associative array of variables passed to the current script via the HTTP POST method.

$HTTP_POST_VARS contains the same initial information, but is not a superglobal. (Note that $HTTP_POST_VARS and $_POST are different variables and that PHP handles them as such)


Version Description
4.1.0 Introduced $_POST that deprecated $HTTP_POST_VARS.


Example #1 $_POST example

echo 'Hello ' htmlspecialchars($_POST["name"]) . '!';

Assuming the user POSTed name=Hannes

The above example will output something similar to:

Hello Hannes!


Note: This is a 'superglobal', or automatic global, variable. This simply means that it is available in all scopes throughout a script. There is no need to do global $variable; to access it within functions or methods.

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Last updated: Fri, 24 Apr 2009