The book, PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites, has a tutorial in the first chapter that revolves around the register globals being turned on to demonstrate different server variables, like the type of browser, the time, etc. If I am to get through just one complete tutorial, I need to follow the instructions verbatim.
I've yet to find one tutorial that explains things to a degree that I don't have to seek help from a forum. I don't see what the big deal is with register globals- I'm working from a localhost; trying to understand the program language...and get this nightmare configured to work properly! The idea is to learn. I will look into your instructions further for the results that I need. Guess I can start to post questions on the book's forum- when I get configured. Thank you for the input.