i am a novice and have recently started practicing some php tutorials. there is this bit of code that involves HTTP authentication which makes sense up until this part:
// connect to database $dbc = mysql_connect(DB_HOST, DB_USER, DB_PASSWORD, DB_NAME); // grab the user entered log-in data $user_username = mysql_real_escape_string($dbc, trim($_SERVER['PHP_AUTH_USER'])); $user_password = mysql_real_escape_string($dbc, trim($_SERVER['PHP_AUTH_PW'])); $data = mysql_query($dbc, $query);
The error reporting indicates that mysql_real_escape_string expects a string as parameter 1. I believe $dbc is currently functioning as an array? Is this acceptable or do I need to change something to get this bit of code to function?
The code came directly from a published PHP + MYSQL book. Let me know if there is any way in which I can add context.