session_is_registered et al.

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session_is_registered et al.

Postby osborne » Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:41 pm uses the session_is_registered function and related functions, which are deprecated as of PHP5.3.0. Are there plans to replace them?

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Re: session_is_registered et al.

Postby mcrider » Mon May 02, 2011 10:55 am

Hi Martin,

Thanks for spotting--I've filed the bug here:


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Re: session_is_registered et al.

Postby aftavaresjr » Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:59 am

Hello friends, I have a problem with OJS here and I'm not sure solve. If you can help I am immensely grateful.
I was having problems as the variable "session_is_registered" that was interrupted by PHP and could not access the system because of an error with it. I had upgraded from PHP 5.3 to 5.4.
I made the changes suggested here on the forum, comment out the line that contains a call to the function in the file and it worked, but not everything.
The page view "(page User) Managing Editor -> (settings and tools) configuration" simply does not open anything. It is blank and shows nothing.
I can not see anything in error logs, both apache and php.
Does anyone have a tip or idea of what can be?

thank you

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Re: session_is_registered et al.

Postby springday » Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:54 am

I have the same problem as aftavaresjr after upgrading from PHP 5.3 to 5.4. The page BASE_DIR/index.php/fi/manager/setup remains blank. I do not get an error message in the browser and can't find any info in Apache's or PHP's logs.

I've run xdebug to trace the program execution, but being an amateur I can't find the answer to what's going wrong. Anyway, the program run-through is ending with a two calls to "ADODB_mysql->ErrorNo()" from ojs-2.3.7\lib\pkp\classes\db\ and "mysql_errno(resource(53) of type (mysql link persistent))" from ojs-2.3.7\lib\pkp\lib\adodb\drivers\ Dies mysql error-number "resoure(53)" help anything to track down the problem with the deprecated "session_is_registered"-function?
The very last line on the stack trace is "SessionManager->close()" from \ojs-2.3.7\lib\pkp\classes\session\, which returns TRUE.

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Re: session_is_registered et al.

Postby springday » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:10 am

I'm one step (i.e. one error message) further:

Fatal error: Call-time pass-by-reference has been removed in C:\xampp\htdocs\ojs-2.3.7\pages\manager\ on line 193

So now I wonder if I'm in the right forum at all - is this error related with the disabling of "session_is_registered" or not? Can I change the code line

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$journal =& $router->getContext(&$request);


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$journal =& $router->getContext($request);

without negative side effects?

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Re: session_is_registered et al.

Postby asmecher » Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:58 am

Hi Kai,

Yes, you can remove the ampersand in that case to fix the warning. I'll file and commit this for the next release. (See for the same change in patch form.)

Alec Smecher
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