Three-Tier Development with PHP 5
Subject:   use .htaccess for x, y, z
Date:   2006-06-09 02:56:40
From:   goa103
Response to: use _POST for x, y, z

I second your remark but for this article it's possible to avoid modifying a single line of code by using a simple .htaccess file with the following lines in it :
php_flag magic_quotes_gpc off
php_flag register_globals on