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When scanned by an appropriate app on your mobile device, you are redirected to the embedded URL of this page. View this page with one device (desktop or another mobile device), and then scan the
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This feature has been
DEPRECATED as of PHP 5.3.0 and REMOVED
as of PHP 5.4.0.
There is no reason to use magic quotes because they are no longer
a supported part of PHP. However, they did exist and did help a
few beginners blissfully and unknowingly write better (more secure)
code. But, when dealing with code that relies upon this behavior
it's better to update the code instead of turning magic quotes on.
So why did this feature exist? Simple, to help prevent
Today developers are better aware of security and end up using
database specific escaping mechanisms and/or prepared statements
instead of relying upon features like magical quotes.