I think there is a distinct possibility that 1.8.1 lite was compiled without magic_quotes_gpc. Whether by intent or omission?
If by intent the php.ini should reflect the change.
Scripts where a lazy programmer, me relied on the function in an older version now refused to work. They are working fine on two different production servers.
The php ini file says on my default but they aren't.
Adding magic_quotes_gpc=On to the ini file result in a fatal load error and the message not available.
Using addslashes() for the data resulted in all working well again. This was something I knew I would need to address in the future. I just did not expect it now.
Could a mod please move this to the English section?