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[eluser]DavidHopkins[/eluser]
Hello all, I am trying to make a simple log in feature that works fine when i dont make use of a htaccess file in order to remove the index.php part of a url, but when i go into my config and remove the index.php from the following line my form validation always returns false.
Code:
$config['index_page'] = 'index.php';

My code looks like this

Code:
public function ProcessLogin() {
  
  $this->load->library('form_validation');
  $this->load->helper('form');
  $this->load->helper('url');
  $this->form_validation->set_rules('cid', 'a', 'trim|required|xxs_clean');
  $this->form_validation->set_rules('email', 'b', 'trim|required|valid_email|xxs_clean');
  $this->form_validation->set_rules('pass', 'c', 'trim|required|xxs_clean');
  
  extract($_POST);
  
  if($this->form_validation->run()==False) {
   echo"false";
  }
  else {
  echo"ok";
  }
}


Code:
<div id="LoginContainer">
&lt;?=form_open('login/ProcessLogin');?&gt;
<h1>Login</h1>
    
    <div id="LoginContainerRow">
     <div id="LoginContainerLabel">Account No:</div>
        <div id="LoginContainerInput">&lt;input type="text" name="cid" /&gt;&lt;/div>
    </div>
    
    <div id="LoginContainerRow">
     <div id="LoginContainerLabel">Email Address:</div>
        <div id="LoginContainerInput">&lt;input type="text" name="email" /&gt;&lt;/div>
    </div>
    
    <div id="LoginContainerRow">
     <div id="LoginContainerLabel">Password:</div>
        <div id="LoginContainerInput">&lt;input type="password" name="pass"  /&gt;&lt;/div>
    </div>
    
    <div id="LoginContainerButton">
     &lt;input name="" type="submit" value="Log In"/&gt;
    </div>
&lt;/form&gt;
</div>

this is my htaccess file

Code:
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /

    #Removes access to the system folder by users.
    #Additionally this will allow you to create a System.php controller,
    #previously this would not have been possible.
    #'system' can be replaced if you have renamed your system folder.
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^system.*
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php?/$1 [L]
    
    #When your application folder isn't in the system folder
    #This snippet prevents user access to the application folder
    #Submitted by: Fabdrol
    #Rename 'application' to your applications folder name.
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^application.*
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php?/$1 [L]

    #Checks to see if the user is attempting to access a valid file,
    #such as an image or css document, if this isn't true it sends the
    #request to index.php
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?/$1 [L]
</IfModule>

<IfModule !mod_rewrite.c>
    # If we don't have mod_rewrite installed, all 404's
    # can be sent to index.php, and everything works as normal.
    # Submitted by: ElliotHaughin

    ErrorDocum

Im not sure why it dosent work when trying to remove the index.php

any help would be great !

Dave

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[eluser]InsiteFX[/eluser]
You do not need these anymore, they were for the old versions of CodeIgniter!
Code:
#Removes access to the system folder by users.
    #Additionally this will allow you to create a System.php controller,
    #previously this would not have been possible.
    #'system' can be replaced if you have renamed your system folder.
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^system.*
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php?/$1 [L]
    
    #When your application folder isn't in the system folder
    #This snippet prevents user access to the application folder
    #Submitted by: Fabdrol
    #Rename 'application' to your applications folder name.
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} ^application.*
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /index.php?/$1 [L]

CodeIgniter now has .htaccess files in all the directories to protect them.

I would also autoload the url_help in ./application/config/autoload.php
Being as it is almost always used through out the application.

Also you are not giving a name to your submit input!

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[eluser]Aken[/eluser]
Probably unrelated, but you spelled "xss_clean" wrong in your rules. Also, put the actual rules before the sanitize functions (IE: "required|trim|xss_clean").

.htaccess shouldn't affect the way your form_validation works, unless your .htaccess file is manipulating post data or URL redirects or something of that nature. Get everything working without .htaccess first, then go from there.

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[eluser]DavidHopkins[/eluser]
Thanks for your replies all.

I have managed to get this working without the use of a htaccess file, however as soon as i change
Code:
$config['index_page'] = 'index.php';
to
Code:
$config['index_page'] = '';
in my config/config.php file i start to get errors.

FOr some reason i get errors relating to no such variables cid, email and pass which are the names of my form elements

Quote:A PHP Error was encountered

Severity: Notice

Message: Undefined variable: email

Filename: controllers/login.php

Line Number: 28

Thats one error, but i dont get that when i have index.php in my config file. Its really odd and starting to bother me a little bit

Here is my htaccess file

Code:
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /

    #Checks to see if the user is attempting to access a valid file,
    #such as an image or css document, if this isn't true it sends the
    #request to index.php
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?/$1 [L]
</IfModule>

<IfModule !mod_rewrite.c>
    # If we don't have mod_rewrite installed, all 404's
    # can be sent to index.php, and everything works as normal.
    # Submitted by: ElliotHaughin

    ErrorDocument 404 /index.php
</IfModule>

Thanks

Dave

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[eluser]InsiteFX[/eluser]
Dave, what os are you running?

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[eluser]DavidHopkins[/eluser]
Linux, Ubuntu

Edit,

I know htaccess files are working because i haev a wordpress install using a htacess file for clean links also

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[eluser]InsiteFX[/eluser]
No, that's fine I was only asking because on windows it doe's not use the .c it uses .so

Did you try using the full php tags on the form_open?
Code:
&lt;?php echo form_open('login/ProcessLogin'); ?&gt;

This is strange because I run Windows 7 Pro and I can remove index.php and it works fine with forms.

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[eluser]DavidHopkins[/eluser]
Yep just tried that and its the same result.

Its really odd im not sure whys its doing it because i copied the code from a different project i had been working on.

=[

Edit,

itd odd because i can navigate to /login/testfunction which just echos a string just fine.

It just seems that for some reason the post is losing its variables.

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[eluser]InsiteFX[/eluser]
Try this
Code:
public function ProcessLogin() {
  
  $this->load->library('form_validation');
  $this->load->helper('form');
  $this->load->helper('url');
  $this->form_validation->set_rules('cid', 'a', 'trim|required|xxs_clean');
  $this->form_validation->set_rules('email', 'b', 'trim|required|valid_email|xxs_clean');
  $this->form_validation->set_rules('pass', 'c', 'trim|required|xxs_clean');
  
  extract($_POST);

  // see if you are getting the post data
  var_dump($_POST);
  exit;



  if($this->form_validation->run()==False) {
   echo"false";
  }
  else {
  echo"ok";
  }
}

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[eluser]DavidHopkins[/eluser]
Nope comes back

array(0) { }

Reading on the Internet alot of people seem to have troubles with post data and the htaccess file but no one seems to have provided an answer.

I know it can be done thou, because i have had it working on a different project some time ago now.

Dave
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