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Change Log

Version 3.0 (planned)

Release Date: Not Released

  • License

    • CodeIgniter has been relicensed with the Open Software License (3.0), eliminating its old proprietary licensing.
      • All system files are licensed with OSL 3.0.
      • Config, error, and sample files shipped in the application folder are licensed with the Academic Free License (3.0) to allow you to retain all licensing authority over your own application code.
  • General Changes

    • PHP 5.1.6 is no longer supported. CodeIgniter now requires PHP 5.2.4.
    • $_SERVER['CI_ENV'] can now be set to control the ENVIRONMENT constant.
    • Added an optional backtrace to php-error template.
    • Added Android to the list of user agents.
    • Added Windows 7, Windows 8, Android, Blackberry, iOS and PlayStation 3 to the list of user platforms.
    • Added Fennec (Firefox for mobile) to the list of mobile user agents.
    • Ability to log certain error types, not all under a threshold.
    • Added support for pem, p10, p12, p7a, p7c, p7m, p7r, p7s, crt, crl, der, kdb, rsa, cer, sst, csr Certs to mimes.php.
    • Added support for pgp and gpg to mimes.php.
    • Added support for 3gp, 3g2, mp4, wmv, f4v, vlc Video files to mimes.php.
    • Added support for m4a, aac, m4u, xspf, au, ac3, flac, ogg Audio files to mimes.php.
    • Added support for kmz and kml (Google Earth) files to mimes.php.
    • Added support for ics Calendar files to mimes.php.
    • Added support for rar archives to mimes.php.
    • Updated support for xml ('application/xml') and xsl ('application/xml', 'text/xsl') files in mimes.php.
    • Updated support for doc files in mimes.php.
    • Updated support for docx files in mimes.php.
    • Updated support for php files in mimes.php.
    • Updated support for zip files in mimes.php.
    • Updated support for csv files in mimes.php.
    • Added some more doctypes.
    • Added Romanian and Greek characters in foreign_characters.php.
    • Changed logger to only chmod when file is first created.
    • Removed previously deprecated SHA1 Library.
    • Removed previously deprecated use of $autoload['core'] in application/config/autoload.php. Only entries in $autoload['libraries'] are auto-loaded now.
    • Removed previously deprecated EXT constant.
    • Updated all classes to be written in PHP 5 style, with visibility declarations and no var usage for properties.
    • Moved error templates to "application/views/errors"
    • Global config files are loaded first, then environment ones. Environment config keys overwrite base ones, allowing to only set the keys we want changed per environment.
    • Changed detection of $view_folder so that if it's not found in the current path, it will now also be searched for under the application folder.
    • Path constants BASEPATH, APPPATH and VIEWPATH are now (internally) defined as absolute paths.
    • Updated email validation methods to use filter_var() instead of PCRE.
    • Changed environment defaults to report all errors in development and only fatal ones in testing, production but only display them in development.
    • Updated ip_address database field lengths from 16 to 45 for supporting IPv6 address on :doc:`Trackback Library <libraries/trackback>` and :doc:`Captcha Helper <helpers/captcha_helper>`.
  • Helpers

    • :doc:`Date Helper <helpers/date_helper>` changes include:
      • now() now works with all timezone strings supported by PHP.
      • Added an optional third parameter to timespan() that constrains the number of time units displayed.
      • Added an optional parameter to timezone_menu() that allows more attributes to be added to the generated select tag.
      • Deprecated standard_date(), which now just uses the native date() with DateTime constants.
    • create_captcha() accepts additional colors parameter, allowing for color customization.

    • :doc:`URL Helper <helpers/url_helper>` changes include:
      • url_title() will now trim extra dashes from beginning and end.
      • anchor_popup() will now fill the "href" attribute with the URL and its JS code will return false instead.
      • Added JS window name support to anchor_popup() function.
      • Added support (auto-detection) for HTTP/1.1 response code 303 in redirect().
      • "auto" method in redirect() now chooses the "refresh" method only on IIS servers, instead of all servers on Windows.
    • Added XHTML Basic 1.1 doctype to :doc:`HTML Helper <helpers/html_helper>`.

    • Changed humanize() to include a second param for the separator.

    • Refactored plural() and singular() to avoid double pluralization and support more words.

    • Added an optional third parameter to force_download() that enables/disables sending the actual file MIME type in the Content-Type header (disabled by default).

    • Added a work-around in force_download() for a bug Android <= 2.1, where the filename extension needs to be in uppercase.

    • form_dropdown() will now also take an array for unity with other form helpers.

    • do_hash() now uses PHP's native hash() function (supporting more algorithms) and is deprecated.

    • Removed previously deprecated helper function js_insert_smiley() from smiley helper.

    • :doc:`File Helper <helpers/file_helper>` changes include:
      • set_realpath() can now also handle file paths as opposed to just directories.
      • Added an optional paramater to delete_files() to enable it to skip deleting files such as .htaccess and index.html.
      • read_file() is now a deprecated alias of file_get_contents().
    • :doc:`Security Helper <helpers/security_helper>` function strip_image_tags() is now an alias for the same method in the :doc:`Security Library <libraries/security>`.

  • Database

    • :doc:`Query Builder <database/query_builder>` changes include:
      • Renamed the Active Record class to Query Builder to remove confusion with the Active Record design pattern.
      • Added the ability to insert objects with insert_batch().
      • Added new methods that return the SQL string of queries without executing them: get_compiled_select(), get_compiled_insert(), get_compiled_update(), get_compiled_delete().
      • Added an optional parameter that allows to disable escaping (useful for custom fields) for methods join(), order_by(), where_in(), or_where_in(), where_not_in(), or_where_not_in().
      • Added support for join() with multiple conditions.
      • Added support for USING in join().
      • Changed limit() to ignore NULL values instead of always casting to integer.
      • Changed offset() to ignore empty values instead of always casting to integer.
    • Improved support for the MySQLi driver, including:
      • OOP style of the PHP extension is now used, instead of the procedural aliases.
      • Server version checking is now done via mysqli::$server_info instead of running an SQL query.
      • Added persistent connections support for PHP >= 5.3.
      • Added support for backup() in :doc:`Database Utilities <database/utilities>`.
    • Added 'dsn' configuration setting for drivers that support DSN strings (PDO, PostgreSQL, Oracle, ODBC, CUBRID).

    • Improved PDO database support.

    • Added Interbase/Firebird database support via the 'ibase' driver.

    • Added an optional database name parameter to db_select().

    • Replaced the _error_message() and _error_number() methods with error(), that returns an array containing the last database error code and message.

    • Improved version() implementation so that drivers that have a native function to get the version number don't have to be defined in the core DB_driver class.

    • Improved support of the PostgreSQL driver, including:
      • pg_version() is now used to get the database version number, when possible.
      • Added db_set_charset() support.
      • Added support for optimize_table() in :doc:`Database Utilities <database/utilities>` (rebuilds table indexes).
      • Added boolean data type support in escape().
      • Added update_batch() support.
      • Removed limit() and order_by() support for UPDATE and DELETE queries as PostgreSQL does not support those features.
      • Added a work-around for dead persistent connections to be re-created after a database restart.
    • Added a constructor to the DB_result class and moved all driver-specific properties and logic out of the base DB_driver class to allow better abstraction.

    • Removed protect_identifiers() and renamed internal method _protect_identifiers() to it instead - it was just an alias.

    • Renamed internal method _escape_identifiers() to escape_identifiers().

    • Updated escape_identifiers() to accept an array of fields as well as strings.

    • MySQL and MySQLi drivers now require at least MySQL version 5.1.

    • db_set_charset() now only requires one parameter (collation was only needed due to legacy support for MySQL versions prior to 5.1).

    • Added support for SQLite3 database driver.

    • Improved support of the CUBRID driver, including:
    • Improved support of the MSSQL and SQLSRV drivers, including:
      • Added random ordering support.
      • Added support for optimize_table() in :doc:`Database Utility <database/utilities>`.
      • Added escaping with QUOTE_IDENTIFIER setting detection.
      • Added port handling support for UNIX-based systems (MSSQL driver).
      • Added OFFSET support for SQL Server 2005 and above.
    • Improved support of the Oracle (OCI8) driver, including:
    • Improved support of the SQLite driver, including:
    • Added ODBC support for create_database(), drop_database() and drop_table() in :doc:`Database Forge <database/forge>`.

    • Added PDO support for create_database(), drop_database and drop_table() in :doc:`Database Forge <database/forge>`.

    • Added unbuffered_row() method for getting a row without prefetching whole result (consume less memory).

    • Added PDO support for list_fields() in :doc:`Database Results <database/results>`.

    • Added capability for packages to hold database.php config files

    • Added subdrivers support (currently only used by PDO).

    • Added client compression support for MySQL and MySQLi.

    • Removed :doc:`Loader Class <libraries/loader>` from Database error to better find the likely culprit.

  • Libraries

    • :doc:`Session Library <libraries/sessions>` changes include:
      • Library changed to :doc:`Driver <general/drivers>` with classic Cookie driver as default.
      • Added Native PHP Session driver to work with $_SESSION.
      • Custom session drivers can be added anywhere in package paths and loaded with Session library.
      • Session drivers interchangeable on the fly.
      • New tempdata feature allows setting user data items with an expiration time.
      • Added default $config['sess_driver'] and $config['sess_valid_drivers'] items to config.php file.
      • Cookie driver now respects php.ini's session.gc_probability and session.gc_divisor
      • Changed the Cookie driver to select only one row when using database sessions.
      • Cookie driver now only writes to database at end of request when using database.
      • Cookie driver now uses PHP functions for faster array manipulation when using database.
      • Added all_flashdata() method to session class. Returns an associative array of only flashdata.
      • Added has_userdata() method to verify existence of userdata item.
      • Added tempdata(), set_tempdata(), and unset_tempdata() methods for manipulating tempdata.
    • Added max_filename_increment config setting for Upload library.

    • :doc:`Cart library <libraries/cart>` changes include:
      • It now auto-increments quantity's instead of just resetting it, this is the default behaviour of large e-commerce sites.
      • Product Name strictness can be disabled via the Cart Library by switching "$product_name_safe".
      • Added function remove() to remove a cart item, updating with quantity of 0 seemed like a hack but has remained to retain compatibility.
    • :doc:`Image Manipulation library <libraries/image_lib>` changes include:
      • The initialize() method now only sets existing class properties.
      • Added support for 3-length hex color values for wm_font_color and wm_shadow_color properties, as well as validation for them.
      • Class properties wm_font_color, wm_shadow_color and wm_use_drop_shadow are now protected, to avoid breaking the text_watermark() method if they are set manually after initialization.
      • If property maintain_ratio is set to TRUE, image_reproportion() now doesn't need both width and height to be specified.
      • Property maintain_ratio is now taken into account when resizing images using ImageMagick library
    • Removed SHA1 function in the :doc:`Encryption Library <libraries/encryption>`.

    • Added $config['csrf_regeneration'] to the CSRF protection in the :doc:`Security library <libraries/security>`, which makes token regeneration optional.

    • Added $config['csrf_exclude_uris'] to the CSRF protection in the :doc:`Security library <libraries/security>`, which allows you list URIs which will not have the CSRF validation functions run.

    • :doc:`Form Validation library <libraries/form_validation>` changes include:
      • Added method error_array() to return all error messages as an array.
      • Added method set_data() to set an alternative data array to be validated instead of the default $_POST.
      • Added method reset_validation(), which resets internal validation variables in case of multiple validation routines.
      • Added support for setting error delimiters in the config file via $config['error_prefix'] and $config['error_suffix'].
      • _execute() now considers input data to be invalid if a specified rule is not found.
      • Removed method is_numeric() as it exists as a native PHP function and _execute() will find and use that (the 'is_numeric' rule itself is deprecated since 1.6.1).
      • Native PHP functions used as rules can now accept an additional parameter, other than the data itself.
      • Updated set_rules() to accept an array of rules as well as a string.
      • Fields that have empty rules set no longer run through validation (and therefore are not considered erroneous).
    • Allowed for setting table class defaults in a config file.

    • Added a Wincache driver to the :doc:`Caching Library <libraries/caching>`.

    • Added a Redis driver to the :doc:`Caching Library <libraries/caching>`.

    • :doc:`Email library <libraries/email>` changes include:
      • Added custom filename to Email::attach() as $this->email->attach($filename, $disposition, $newname).
      • Added possibility to send attachment as buffer string in Email::attach() as $this->email->attach($buffer, $disposition, $newname, $mime).
      • Added dsn (delivery status notification) option.
      • Renamed method _set_header() to set_header() and made it public to enable adding custom headers in the :doc:`Email Library <libraries/email>`.
      • Successfully sent emails will automatically clear the parameters.
    • Added an "index" parameter to the data() method in the :doc:`Upload Library <libraries/file_uploading>`.

    • :doc:`Pagination Library <libraries/pagination>` changes include:
      • Added support for the anchor "rel" attribute.
      • Added support for setting custom attributes.
      • Deprecated usage of the "anchor_class" setting (use the new "attributes" setting instead).
      • Added $config['reuse_query_string'] to allow automatic repopulation of query string arguments, combined with normal URI segments.
    • Removed the default &nbsp; from a number of the configuration variables.

    • Added the ability to use a proxy with the :doc:`XML-RPC Library <libraries/xmlrpc>`.

    • :doc:`Encryption Library <libraries/encrypt>` changes include:

    • Added support for hashing algorithms other than SHA1 and MD5.
  • Core

    • Changed private methods in the :doc:`URI Library <libraries/uri>` to protected so MY_URI can override them.

    • Removed CI_CORE boolean constant from CodeIgniter.php (no longer Reactor and Core versions).

    • :doc:`Loader Library <libraries/loader>` changes include:
      • Added method get_vars() to the Loader to retrieve all variables loaded with $this->load->vars().
      • CI_Loader::_ci_autoloader() is now a protected method.
      • Added autoloading of drivers with $autoload['drivers'].
      • CI_Loader::library() will now load drivers as well, for backward compatibility of converted libraries (like Session).
    • is_loaded() function from system/core/Commons.php now returns a reference.

    • $config['rewrite_short_tags'] now has no effect when using PHP 5.4 as <?= will always be available.

    • Added method() to the :doc:`Input Library <libraries/input>` to retrieve $_SERVER['REQUEST_METHOD'].

    • Modified valid_ip() to use PHP's filter_var() in the :doc:`Input Library <libraries/input>`.

    • Added support for HTTP-Only cookies with new config option cookie_httponly (default FALSE).

    • Renamed method _call_hook() to call_hook() in the :doc:`Hooks Library <general/hooks>`.

    • Added get_content_type() method to the :doc:`Output Library <libraries/output>`.

    • Added get_mimes() function to system/core/Commons.php to return the config/mimes.php array.

    • Added a second argument to set_content_type() in the :doc:`Output Library <libraries/output>` that allows setting the document charset as well.

    • $config['time_reference'] now supports all timezone strings supported by PHP.

    • Added support for HTTP code 303 ("See Other") in set_status_header().

    • Changed :doc:`Config Library <libraries/config>` method site_url() to accept an array as well.

    • Added method strip_image_tags() to the :doc:`Security Library <libraries/security>`.

    • Changed _exception_handler() to respect php.ini 'display_errors' setting.

    • Added support for IPv4 range masks (e.g. 192.168.1.1/24) to specify ranges of IP addresses for use with the proxy_ips setting.

Bug fixes for 3.0

  • Fixed a bug where unlink() raised an error if cache file did not exist when you try to delete it.
  • Fixed a bug (#181) where a mis-spelling was in the form validation language file.
  • Fixed a bug (#159, #163) that mishandled Query Builder nested transactions because _trans_depth was not getting incremented.
  • Fixed a bug (#737, #75) - :doc:`Pagination <libraries/pagination>` anchor class was not set properly when using initialize method.
  • Fixed a bug (#419) - auto_link() now recognizes URLs that come after a word boundary.
  • Fixed a bug (#724) - is_unique in form validation now checks that you are connected to a database.
  • Fixed a bug (#647) - _get_mod_time() in Zip library no longer generates stat failed errors.
  • Fixed a bug (#608) - Fixes an issue with the Image_lib class not clearing properties completely.
  • Fixed a bug (#157, #174) - the Image_lib clear() function now resets all variables to their default values.
  • Fixed a bug where using $this->dbforge->create_table() with PostgreSQL database could lead to fetching whole table.
  • Fixed a bug (#795) - Fixed form method and accept-charset when passing an empty array.
  • Fixed a bug (#797) - timespan() was using incorrect seconds for year and month.
  • Fixed a bug in CI_Cart::contents() where if called without a TRUE (or equal) parameter, it would fail due to a typo.
  • Fixed a bug (#696) - make oci_execute() calls inside num_rows() non-committing, since they are only there to reset which row is next in line for oci_fetch calls and thus don't need to be committed.
  • Fixed a bug (#406) - SQLSRV DB driver not returning resource on db_pconnect().
  • Fixed a bug in CI_Image_lib::gd_loaded() where it was possible for the script execution to end or a PHP E_WARNING message to be emitted.
  • Fixed a bug in the :doc:`Pagination library <libraries/pagination>` where when use_page_numbers=TRUE previous link and page 1 link did not have the same url.
  • Fixed a bug (#561) - Errors in :doc:`XML-RPC Library <libraries/xmlrpc>` were not properly escaped.
  • Fixed a bug (#904) - CI_Loader::initialize() caused a PHP Fatal error to be triggered if error level E_STRICT is used.
  • Fixed a hosting edge case where an empty $_SERVER['HTTPS'] variable would evaluate to 'on'.
  • Fixed a bug (#154) - CI_Session::sess_update() caused the session to be destroyed on pages where multiple AJAX requests were executed at once.
  • Fixed a possible bug in CI_Input::is_ajax_request() where some clients might not send the X-Requested-With HTTP header value exactly as 'XmlHttpRequest'.
  • Fixed a bug (#1039) - MySQL's _backup() method failed due to a table name not being escaped.
  • Fixed a bug (#1070) - CI_DB_driver::initialize() didn't set a character set if a database is not selected.
  • Fixed a bug (#177) - CI_Form_validation::set_value() didn't set the default value if POST data is NULL.
  • Fixed a bug (#68, #414) - Oracle's escape_str() didn't properly escape LIKE wild characters.
  • Fixed a bug (#81) - ODBC's list_fields() and field_data() methods skipped the first column due to odbc_field_*() functions' index starting at 1 instead of 0.
  • Fixed a bug (#129) - ODBC's num_rows() returned -1 in some cases, due to not all subdrivers supporting the odbc_num_rows() function.
  • Fixed a bug (#153) - E_NOTICE being generated by getimagesize() in the :doc:`File Uploading Library <libraries/file_uploading>`.
  • Fixed a bug (#611) - SQLSRV's error handling methods used to issue warnings when there's no actual error.
  • Fixed a bug (#1036) - is_write_type() method in the :doc:`Database Library <database/index>` didn't return TRUE for RENAME queries.
  • Fixed a bug in PDO's _version() method where it used to return the client version as opposed to the server one.
  • Fixed a bug in PDO's insert_id() method where it could've failed if it's used with Postgre versions prior to 8.1.
  • Fixed a bug in CUBRID's affected_rows() method where a connection resource was passed to cubrid_affected_rows() instead of a result.
  • Fixed a bug (#638) - db_set_charset() ignored its arguments and always used the configured charset instead.
  • Fixed a bug (#413) - Oracle's error handling methods used to only return connection-related errors.
  • Fixed a bug (#804) - Profiler library was trying to handle objects as strings in some cases, resulting in warnings being issued by htmlspecialchars().
  • Fixed a bug (#1101) - MySQL/MySQLi result method field_data() was implemented as if it was handling a DESCRIBE result instead of the actual result set.
  • Fixed a bug in Oracle's :doc:`Database Forge Class <database/forge>` method _create_table() where it failed with AUTO_INCREMENT as it's not supported.
  • Fixed a bug (#1080) - When using the SMTP protocol, the :doc:`Email Library <libraries/email>` send() method was returning TRUE even if the connection/authentication against the server failed.
  • Fixed a bug (#499) - a CSRF cookie was created even with CSRF protection being disabled.
  • Fixed a bug (#306) - ODBC's insert_id() method was calling non-existent function odbc_insert_id(), which resulted in a fatal error.
  • Fixed a bug in Oracle's DB_result class where the cursor id passed to it was always NULL.
  • Fixed a bug (#64) - Regular expression in DB_query_builder.php failed to handle queries containing SQL bracket delimiters in the join condition.
  • Fixed a bug in the :doc:`Session Library <libraries/sessions>` where a PHP E_NOTICE error was triggered by _unserialize() due to results from databases such as MSSQL and Oracle being space-padded on the right.
  • Fixed a bug (#501) - set_rules() to check if the request method is not 'POST' before aborting, instead of depending on count($_POST) in the :doc:`Form Validation Library <libraries/form_validation>`.
  • Fixed a bug (#940) - csrf_verify() used to set the CSRF cookie while processing a POST request with no actual POST data, which resulted in validating a request that should be considered invalid.
  • Fixed a bug (#136) - PostgreSQL, MySQL and MySQLi's escape_str() method didn't properly escape LIKE wild characters.
  • Fixed a bug in the library loader where some PHP versions wouldn't execute the class constructor.
  • Fixed a bug (#88) - An unexisting property was used for configuration of the Memcache cache driver.
  • Fixed a bug (#14) - create_database() method in the :doc:`Database Forge Library <database/forge>` didn't utilize the configured database character set.
  • Fixed a bug (#23, #1238) - delete_all() in the Database Caching Library <database/caching> used to delete .htaccess and index.html files, which is a potential security risk.
  • Fixed a bug in :doc:`Trackback Library <libraries/trackback>` method validate_url() where it didn't actually do anything, due to input not being passed by reference.
  • Fixed a bug (#11, #183, #863) - CI_Form_validation::_execute() silently continued to the next rule, if a rule method/function is not found.
  • Fixed a bug (#122) Where routed uri string was being reported incorrectly in sub-directories.
  • Fixed a bug (#1242) - read_dir() in the :doc:`Zip Library <libraries/zip>` wasn't compatible with Windows.
  • Fixed a bug (#306) - ODBC driver didn't have an _insert_batch() method, which resulted in fatal error being triggered when insert_batch() is used with it.
  • Fixed a bug in MSSQL and SQLSrv's _truncate() where the TABLE keyword was missing.
  • Fixed a bug in PDO's trans_commit() method where it failed due to an erroneous property name.
  • Fixed a bug (#798) - update() used to ignore LIKE conditions that were set with like().
  • Fixed a bug in Oracle's and MSSQL's delete() methods where an erroneous SQL statement was generated when used with limit().
  • Fixed a bug in SQLSRV's delete() method where like() and limit() conditions were ignored.
  • Fixed a bug (#1265) - Database connections were always closed, regardless of the 'pconnect' option value.
  • Fixed a bug (#128) - :doc:`Language Library <libraries/language>` did not correctly keep track of loaded language files.
  • Fixed a bug (#1242) - Added Windows path compatibility to function read_dir of ZIP library.
  • Fixed a bug (#1314) - sess_destroy() did not destroy userdata.
  • Fixed a bug (#1349) - get_extension() in the :doc:`File Uploading Library <libraries/file_uploading>` returned the original filename when it didn't have an actual extension.
  • Fixed a bug (#1273) - E_NOTICE being generated by :doc:`Query Builder <database/query_builder>`'s set_update_batch() method.
  • Fixed a bug (#44, #110) - :doc:`Upload library <libraries/file_uploading>`'s clean_file_name() method didn't clear '!' and '#' characters.
  • Fixed a bug (#121) - CI_DB_result::row() returned an array when there's no actual result to be returned.
  • Fixed a bug (#319) - SQLSRV's affected_rows() method failed due to a scrollable cursor being created for write-type queries.
  • Fixed a bug (#356) - PostgreSQL driver didn't have an _update_batch() method, which resulted in fatal error being triggered when update_batch() is used with it.
  • Fixed a bug (#784, #862) - :doc:`Database Forge <database/forge>` method create_table() failed on SQLSRV/MSSQL when used with 'IF NOT EXISTS'.
  • Fixed a bug (#1419) - libraries/Driver.php had a static variable that was causing an error.
  • Fixed a bug (#1411) - the :doc:`Email library <libraries/email>` used its own short list of MIMEs instead the one from config/mimes.php.
  • Fixed a bug where the magic_quotes_runtime setting wasn't turned off for PHP 5.3 (where it is indeed deprecated, but not non-existent).
  • Fixed a bug (#666) - :doc:`Output library <libraries/output>`'s set_content_type() method didn't set the document charset.
  • Fixed a bug (#784, #861) - :doc:`Database Forge <database/forge>` method create_table() used to accept constraints for MSSQL/SQLSRV integer-type columns.
  • Fixed a bug (#706) - SQLSRV/MSSSQL didn't escape field names.
  • Fixed a bug (#1452) - protect_identifiers() didn't properly detect identifiers with spaces in their names.
  • Fixed a bug where protect_identifiers() ignored it's extra arguments when the value passed to it is an array.
  • Fixed a bug where _has_operator() didn't detect BETWEEN.
  • Fixed a bug in :doc:`Query Builder <database/query_builder>`'s join() method where it failed with identifiers containing dashes.
  • Fixed a bug (#1264) - :doc:`Database Forge <database/forge>` and :doc:`Database Utilities <database/utilities>` didn't update/reset the databases and tables list cache when a table or a database is created, dropped or renamed.
  • Fixed a bug (#7) - :doc:`Query Builder <database/query_builder>`'s join() method only escaped one set of conditions.
  • Fixed a bug (#1321) - Core Exceptions class couldn't find the errors/ folder in some cases.
  • Fixed a bug in the File-based :doc:`Cache Library <libraries/caching>` driver's get_metadata() method where a non-existent array key was accessed for the TTL value.
  • Fixed a bug (#1202) - :doc:`Encryption Library <libraries/encryption>` encode_from_legacy() didn't set back the encrypt mode on failure.
  • Fixed a bug (#145) - compile_binds() failed when the bind marker was present in a literal string within the query.
  • Fixed a bug in protect_identifiers() where if passed along with the field names, operators got escaped as well.
  • Fixed a bug (#10) - :doc:`URI Library <libraries/uri>` internal method _detect_uri() failed with paths containing a colon.
  • Fixed a bug (#1387) - :doc:`Query Builder <database/query_builder>`'s from() method didn't escape table aliases.
  • Fixed a bug (#520) - :doc:`Date Helper <helpers/date_helper>` function nice_date() failed when the optional second parameter is not passed.
  • Fixed a bug (#167) - $config['permitted_uri_chars'] didn't affect URL-encoded characters.
  • Fixed a bug (#318) - :doc:`Profiling <general/profiling>` setting query_toggle_count was not settable as described in the manual.
  • Fixed a bug (#938) - :doc:`Config Library <libraries/config>` method site_url() added a question mark to the URL string when query strings are enabled even if it already existed.
  • Fixed a bug (#999) - :doc:`Config Library <libraries/config>` method site_url() always appended $config['url_suffix'] to the end of the URL string, regardless of wether a query string exists in it.
  • Fixed a bug where :doc:`URL Helper <helpers/url_helper>` function anchor_popup() ignored the attributes argument if it is not an array.
  • Fixed a bug (#1328) - :doc:`Form Validation Library <libraries/form_validation>` didn't properly check the type of the form fields before processing them.
  • Fixed a bug (#79) - :doc:`Form Validation Library <libraries/form_validation>` didn't properly validate array fields that use associative keys or have custom indexes.
  • Fixed a bug (#427) - :doc:`Form Validation Library <libraries/form_validation>` method strip_image_tags() was an alias to a non-existent method.
  • Fixed a bug (#1545) - :doc:`Query Builder <database/query_builder>` method limit() wasn't executed properly under Oracle.
  • Fixed a bug (#1551) - :doc:`Date Helper <helpers/date_helper>` function standard_date() didn't properly format W3C and ATOM standard dates.
  • Fixed a bug in :doc:`Query Builder <database/query_builder>` method join() where literal values were escaped as if they were fields.
  • Fixed a bug (#135) - PHP Error logging was impossible without the errors being displayed.
  • Fixed a bug (#1613) - :doc:`Form Helper <helpers/form_helper>` functions form_multiselect(), form_dropdown() didn't properly handle empty array option groups.
  • Fixed a bug (#1605) - :doc:`Pagination Library <libraries/pagination>` produced incorrect previous and next link values.
  • Fixed a bug in SQLSRV's affected_rows() method where an erroneous function name was used.
  • Fixed a bug (#1000) - Change syntax of $view_file to $_ci_view_file to prevent being overwritten by application.
  • Fixed a bug (#1757) - :doc:`Directory Helper <helpers/directory_helper>` function directory_map() was skipping files and directories named 0.

Version 2.1.2

Release Date: June 29, 2012

  • General Changes - Improved security in xss_clean().

Version 2.1.1

Release Date: June 12, 2012

Bug fixes for 2.1.1

  • Fixed a bug (#697) - A wrong array key was used in the :doc:`File Uploading Library <libraries/file_uploading>` to check for mime-types.
  • Fixed a bug - form_open() compared $action against site_url() instead of base_url().
  • Fixed a bug - CI_Upload::_file_mime_type() could've failed if mime_content_type() is used for the detection and returns FALSE.
  • Fixed a bug (#538) - Windows paths were ignored when using the :doc:`Image Manipulation Library <libraries/image_lib>` to create a new file.
  • Fixed a bug - When database caching was enabled, $this->db->query() checked the cache before binding variables which resulted in cached queries never being found.
  • Fixed a bug - CSRF cookie value was allowed to be any (non-empty) string before being written to the output, making code injection a risk.
  • Fixed a bug (#726) - PDO put a 'dbname' argument in it's connection string regardless of the database platform in use, which made it impossible to use SQLite.
  • Fixed a bug - CI_DB_pdo_driver::num_rows() was not returning properly value with SELECT queries, cause it was relying on PDOStatement::rowCount().
  • Fixed a bug (#1059) - CI_Image_lib::clear() was not correctly clearing all necessary object properties, namely width and height.

Version 2.1.0

Release Date: November 14, 2011

Bug fixes for 2.1.0

  • Fixed #378 Robots identified as regular browsers by the User Agent class.
  • If a config class was loaded first then a library with the same name is loaded, the config would be ignored.
  • Fixed a bug (Reactor #19) where 1) the 404_override route was being ignored in some cases, and 2) auto-loaded libraries were not available to the 404_override controller when a controller existed but the requested method did not.
  • Fixed a bug (Reactor #89) where MySQL export would fail if the table had hyphens or other non alphanumeric/underscore characters.
  • Fixed a bug (#200) where MySQL queries would be malformed after calling $this->db->count_all() then $this->db->get()
  • Fixed a bug (#105) that stopped query errors from being logged unless database debugging was enabled
  • Fixed a bug (#160) - Removed unneeded array copy in the file cache driver.
  • Fixed a bug (#150) - field_data() now correctly returns column length.
  • Fixed a bug (#8) - load_class() now looks for core classes in APPPATH first, allowing them to be replaced.
  • Fixed a bug (#24) - ODBC database driver called incorrect parent in __construct().
  • Fixed a bug (#85) - OCI8 (Oracle) database escape_str() function did not escape correct.
  • Fixed a bug (#344) - Using schema found in :doc:`Saving Session Data to a Database <libraries/sessions>`, system would throw error "user_data does not have a default value" when deleting then creating a session.
  • Fixed a bug (#112) - OCI8 (Oracle) driver didn't pass the configured database character set when connecting.
  • Fixed a bug (#182) - OCI8 (Oracle) driver used to re-execute the statement whenever num_rows() is called.
  • Fixed a bug (#82) - WHERE clause field names in the DB update_string() method were not escaped, resulting in failed queries in some cases.
  • Fixed a bug (#89) - Fix a variable type mismatch in DB display_error() where an array is expected, but a string could be set instead.
  • Fixed a bug (#467) - Suppress warnings generated from get_magic_quotes_gpc() (deprecated in PHP 5.4)
  • Fixed a bug (#484) - First time _csrf_set_hash() is called, hash is never set to the cookie (in Security.php).
  • Fixed a bug (#60) - Added _file_mime_type() method to the :doc:`File Uploading Library <libraries/file_uploading>` in order to fix a possible MIME-type injection.
  • Fixed a bug (#537) - Support for all wav type in browser.
  • Fixed a bug (#576) - Using ini_get() function to detect if apc is enabled or not.
  • Fixed invalid date time format in :doc:`Date helper <helpers/date_helper>` and :doc:`XMLRPC library <libraries/xmlrpc>`.
  • Fixed a bug (#200) - MySQL queries would be malformed after calling count_all() then db->get().

Version 2.0.3

Release Date: August 20, 2011

  • Security

    • An improvement was made to the MySQL and MySQLi drivers to prevent exposing a potential vector for SQL injection on sites using multi-byte character sets in the database client connection. An incompatibility in PHP versions < 5.2.3 and MySQL < 5.0.7 with mysql_set_charset() creates a situation where using multi-byte character sets on these environments may potentially expose a SQL injection attack vector. Latin-1, UTF-8, and other "low ASCII" character sets are unaffected on all environments.

      If you are running or considering running a multi-byte character set for your database connection, please pay close attention to the server environment you are deploying on to ensure you are not vulnerable.

  • General Changes

    • Fixed a bug where there was a misspelling within a code comment in the index.php file.
    • Added Session Class userdata to the output profiler. Additionally, added a show/hide toggle on HTTP Headers, Session Data and Config Variables.
    • Removed internal usage of the EXT constant.
    • Visual updates to the welcome_message view file and default error templates. Thanks to danijelb for the pull request.
    • Added insert_batch() function to the PostgreSQL database driver. Thanks to epallerols for the patch.
    • Added "application/x-csv" to mimes.php.
    • Fixed a bug where :doc:`Email library <libraries/email>` attachments with a "." in the name would using invalid MIME-types.
  • Helpers

    • Added an optional third parameter to heading() which allows adding html attributes to the rendered heading tag.
    • form_open() now only adds a hidden (Cross-site Reference Forgery) protection field when the form's action is internal and is set to the post method. (Reactor #165)
    • Re-worked plural() and singular() functions in the :doc:`Inflector helper <helpers/inflector_helper>` to support considerably more words.
  • Libraries

Bug fixes for 2.0.3

  • Added ENVIRONMENT to reserved constants. (Reactor #196)
  • Changed server check to ensure SCRIPT_NAME is defined. (Reactor #57)
  • Removed APPPATH.'third_party' from the packages autoloader to negate needless file stats if no packages exist or if the developer does not load any other packages by default.
  • Fixed a bug (Reactor #231) where Sessions Library database table example SQL did not contain an index on last_activity. See :doc:`Upgrade Notes <installation/upgrade_203>`.
  • Fixed a bug (Reactor #229) where the Sessions Library example SQL in the documentation contained incorrect SQL.
  • Fixed a bug (Core #340) where when passing in the second parameter to $this->db->select(), column names in subsequent queries would not be properly escaped.
  • Fixed issue #199 - Attributes passed as string does not include a space between it and the opening tag.
  • Fixed a bug where the method $this->cart->total_items() from :doc:`Cart Library <libraries/cart>` now returns the sum of the quantity of all items in the cart instead of your total count.
  • Fixed a bug where not setting 'null' when adding fields in db_forge for mysql and mysqli drivers would default to NULL instead of NOT NULL as the docs suggest.
  • Fixed a bug where using $this->db->select_max(), $this->db->select_min(), etc could throw notices. Thanks to w43l for the patch.
  • Replace checks for STDIN with php_sapi_name() == 'cli' which on the whole is more reliable. This should get parameters in crontab working.

Version 2.0.2

Release Date: April 7, 2011 Hg Tag: v2.0.2

  • General changes
    • The :doc:`Security library <./libraries/security>` was moved to the core and is now loaded automatically. Please remove your loading calls.
    • The CI_SHA class is now deprecated. All supported versions of PHP provide a sha1() function.
    • constants.php will now be loaded from the environment folder if available.
    • Added language key error logging
    • Made Environment Support optional. Comment out or delete the constant to stop environment checks.
    • Added Environment Support for Hooks.
    • Added CI_ Prefix to the :doc:`Cache driver <libraries/caching>`.
    • Added :doc:`CLI usage <./general/cli>` documentation.
  • Helpers
    • Removed the previously deprecated dohash() from the :doc:`Security helper <./helpers/security_helper>`; use do_hash() instead.
    • Changed the 'plural' function so that it doesn't ruin the captalization of your string. It also take into consideration acronyms which are all caps.
  • Database
    • $this->db->count_all_results() will now return an integer instead of a string.

Bug fixes for 2.0.2

  • Fixed a bug (Reactor #145) where the Output Library had parse_exec_vars set to protected.
  • Fixed a bug (Reactor #80) where is_really_writable would create an empty file when on Windows or with safe_mode enabled.
  • Fixed various bugs with User Guide.
  • Added is_cli_request() method to documentation for :doc:`Input class <libraries/input>`.
  • Added form_validation_lang entries for decimal, less_than and greater_than.
  • Fixed issue #153 Escape Str Bug in MSSQL driver.
  • Fixed issue #172 Google Chrome 11 posts incorrectly when action is empty.

Version 2.0.1

Release Date: March 15, 2011 Hg Tag: v2.0.1

Bug fixes for 2.0.1

  • CLI requests can now be run from any folder, not just when CD'ed next to index.php.
  • Fixed issue #41: Added audio/mp3 mime type to mp3.
  • Fixed a bug (Core #329) where the file caching driver referenced the incorrect cache directory.
  • Fixed a bug (Reactor #69) where the SHA1 library was named incorrectly.

Version 2.0.0

Release Date: January 28, 2011 Hg Tag: v2.0.0

  • General changes
    • PHP 4 support is removed. CodeIgniter now requires PHP 5.1.6.
    • Scaffolding, having been deprecated for a number of versions, has been removed.
    • Plugins have been removed, in favor of Helpers. The CAPTCHA plugin has been converted to a Helper and :doc:`documented <./helpers/captcha_helper>`. The JavaScript calendar plugin was removed due to the ready availability of great JavaScript calendars, particularly with jQuery.
    • Added new special Library type: :doc:`Drivers <./general/drivers>`.
    • Added full query-string support. See the config file for details.
    • Moved the application folder outside of the system folder.
    • Moved system/cache and system/logs directories to the application directory.
    • Added routing overrides to the main index.php file, enabling the normal routing to be overridden on a per "index" file basis.
    • Added the ability to set config values (or override config values) directly from data set in the main index.php file. This allows a single application to be used with multiple front controllers, each having its own config values.
    • Added $config['directory_trigger'] to the config file so that a controller sub-directory can be specified when running _GET strings instead of URI segments.
    • Added ability to set "Package" paths - specific paths where the Loader and Config classes should try to look first for a requested file. This allows distribution of sub-applications with their own libraries, models, config files, etc. in a single "package" directory. See the :doc:`Loader class <libraries/loader>` documentation for more details.
    • In-development code is now hosted at BitBucket.
    • Removed the deprecated Validation Class.
    • Added CI_ Prefix to all core classes.
    • Package paths can now be set in application/config/autoload.php.
    • :doc:`Upload library <libraries/file_uploading>` file_name can now be set without an extension, the extension will be taken from the uploaded file instead of the given name.
    • In :doc:`Database Forge <database/forge>` the name can be omitted from $this->dbforge->modify_column()'s 2nd param if you aren't changing the name.
    • $config['base_url'] is now empty by default and will guess what it should be.
    • Enabled full Command Line Interface compatibility with config['uri_protocol'] = 'CLI';.
  • Libraries
    • Added a :doc:`Cache driver <libraries/caching>` with APC, memcached, and file-based support.
    • Added $prefix, $suffix and $first_url properties to :doc:`Pagination library <./libraries/pagination>`.
    • Added the ability to suppress first, previous, next, last, and page links by setting their values to FALSE in the :doc:`Pagination library <./libraries/pagination>`.
    • Added :doc:`Security library <./libraries/security>`, which now contains the xss_clean function, filename_security function and other security related functions.
    • Added CSRF (Cross-site Reference Forgery) protection to the :doc:`Security library <./libraries/security>`.
    • Added $parse_exec_vars property to Output library.
    • Added ability to enable / disable individual sections of the :doc:`Profiler <general/profiling>`
    • Added a wildcard option $config['allowed_types'] = '*' to the :doc:`File Uploading Class <./libraries/file_uploading>`.
    • Added an 'object' config variable to the XML-RPC Server library so that one can specify the object to look for requested methods, instead of assuming it is in the $CI superobject.
    • Added "is_object" into the list of unit tests capable of being run.
    • Table library will generate an empty cell with a blank string, or NULL value.
    • Added ability to set tag attributes for individual cells in the Table library
    • Added a parse_string() method to the :doc:`Parser Class <libraries/parser>`.
    • Added HTTP headers and Config information to the :doc:`Profiler <general/profiling>` output.
    • Added Chrome and Flock to the list of detectable browsers by browser() in the :doc:`User Agent Class <libraries/user_agent>`.
    • The :doc:`Unit Test Class <libraries/unit_testing>` now has an optional "notes" field available to it, and allows for discrete display of test result items using $this->unit->set_test_items().
    • Added a $xss_clean class variable to the XMLRPC library, enabling control over the use of the Security library's xss_clean() method.
    • Added a download() method to the :doc:`FTP library <libraries/ftp>`
    • Changed do_xss_clean() to return FALSE if the uploaded file fails XSS checks.
    • Added stripslashes() and trim()ing of double quotes from $_FILES type value to standardize input in Upload library.
    • Added a second parameter (boolean) to $this->zip->read_dir('/path/to/directory', FALSE) to remove the preceding trail of empty folders when creating a Zip archive. This example would contain a zip with "directory" and all of its contents.
    • Added ability in the Image Library to handle PNG transparency for resize operations when using the GD lib.
    • Modified the Session class to prevent use if no encryption key is set in the config file.
    • Added a new config item to the Session class sess_expire_on_close to allow sessions to auto-expire when the browser window is closed.
    • Improved performance of the Encryption library on servers where Mcrypt is available.
    • Changed the default encryption mode in the Encryption library to CBC.
    • Added an encode_from_legacy() method to provide a way to transition encrypted data from CodeIgniter 1.x to CodeIgniter 2.x. Please see the :doc:`upgrade instructions <./installation/upgrade_200>` for details.
    • Altered Form_Validation library to allow for method chaining on set_rules(), set_message() and set_error_delimiters() functions.
    • Altered Email Library to allow for method chaining.
    • Added request_headers(), get_request_header() and is_ajax_request() to the input class.
    • Altered :doc:`User agent library <libraries/user_agent>` so that is_browser(), is_mobile() and is_robot() can optionally check for a specific browser or mobile device.
    • Altered :doc:`Input library <libraries/input>` so that post() and get() will return all POST and GET items (respectively) if there are no parameters passed in.
  • Database
  • Helpers
  • Other Changes
    • Added an optional second parameter to show_404() to disable logging.
    • Updated loader to automatically apply the sub-class prefix as an option when loading classes. Class names can be prefixed with the standard "CI_" or the same prefix as the subclass prefix, or no prefix at all.
    • Increased randomness with is_really_writable() to avoid file collisions when hundreds or thousands of requests occur at once.
    • Switched some DIR_WRITE_MODE constant uses to FILE_WRITE_MODE where files and not directories are being operated on.
    • get_mime_by_extension() is now case insensitive.
    • Added "default" to the list :doc:`Reserved Names <general/reserved_names>`.
    • Added 'application/x-msdownload' for .exe files and 'application/x-gzip-compressed' for .tgz files to config/mimes.php.
    • Updated the output library to no longer compress output or send content-length headers if the server runs with zlib.output_compression enabled.
    • Eliminated a call to is_really_writable() on each request unless it is really needed (Output caching)
    • Documented append_output() in the :doc:`Output Class <libraries/output>`.
    • Documented a second argument in the decode() function for the :doc:`Encryption Class <libraries/encryption>`.
    • Documented db->close().
    • Updated the router to support a default route with any number of segments.
    • Moved _remove_invisible_characters() function from the :doc:`Security Library <libraries/security>` to :doc:`common functions. <general/common_functions>`
    • Added audio/mpeg3 as a valid mime type for MP3.

Bug fixes for 2.0.0

  • Fixed a bug where you could not change the User-Agent when sending email.
  • Fixed a bug where the Output class would send incorrect cached output for controllers implementing their own _output() method.
  • Fixed a bug where a failed query would not have a saved query execution time causing errors in the Profiler
  • Fixed a bug that was writing log entries when multiple identical helpers and plugins were loaded.
  • Fixed assorted user guide typos or examples (#10693, #8951, #7825, #8660, #7883, #6771, #10656).
  • Fixed a language key in the profiler: "profiler_no_memory_usage" to "profiler_no_memory".
  • Fixed an error in the Zip library that didn't allow downloading on PHP 4 servers.
  • Fixed a bug in the Form Validation library where fields passed as rule parameters were not being translated (#9132)
  • Modified inflector helper to properly pluralize words that end in 'ch' or 'sh'
  • Fixed a bug in xss_clean() that was not allowing hyphens in query strings of submitted URLs.
  • Fixed bugs in get_dir_file_info() and get_file_info() in the File Helper with recursion, and file paths on Windows.
  • Fixed a bug where Active Record override parameter would not let you disable Active Record if it was enabled in your database config file.
  • Fixed a bug in reduce_double_slashes() in the String Helper to properly remove duplicate leading slashes (#7585)
  • Fixed a bug in values_parsing() of the XML-RPC library which prevented NULL variables typed as 'string' from being handled properly.
  • Fixed a bug were form_open_multipart() didn't accept string attribute arguments (#10930).
  • Fixed a bug (#10470) where get_mime_by_extension() was case sensitive.
  • Fixed a bug where some error messages for the SQLite and Oracle drivers would not display.
  • Fixed a bug where files created with the Zip Library would result in file creation dates of 1980.
  • Fixed a bug in the Session library that would result in PHP error when attempting to store values with objects.
  • Fixed a bug where extending the Controller class would result in a fatal PHP error.
  • Fixed a PHP Strict Standards Error in the index.php file.
  • Fixed a bug where getimagesize() was being needlessly checked on non-image files in is_allowed_type().
  • Fixed a bug in the Encryption library where an empty key was not triggering an error.
  • Fixed a bug in the Email library where CC and BCC recipients were not reset when using the clear() method (#109).
  • Fixed a bug in the URL Helper where prep_url() could cause a PHP error on PHP versions < 5.1.2.
  • Added a log message in core/output if the cache directory config value was not found.
  • Fixed a bug where multiple libraries could not be loaded by passing an array to load->library()
  • Fixed a bug in the html helper where too much white space was rendered between the src and alt tags in the img() function.
  • Fixed a bug in the profilers _compile_queries() function.
  • Fixed a bug in the date helper where the DATE_ISO8601 variable was returning an incorrectly formatted date string.

Version 1.7.2

Release Date: September 11, 2009 Hg Tag: v1.7.2

Bug fixes for 1.7.2

  • Fixed assorted user guide typos or examples (#6743, #7214, #7516, #7287, #7852, #8224, #8324, #8349).
  • Fixed a bug in the Form Validation library where multiple callbacks weren't working (#6110)
  • doctype helper default value was missing a "1".
  • Fixed a bug in the language class when outputting an error for an unfound file.
  • Fixed a bug in the Calendar library where the shortname was output for "May".
  • Fixed a bug with ORIG_PATH_INFO that was allowing URIs of just a slash through.
  • Fixed a fatal error in the Oracle and ODBC drivers (#6752)
  • Fixed a bug where xml_from_result() was checking for a nonexistent method.
  • Fixed a bug where Database Forge's add_column and modify_column were not looping through when sent multiple fields.
  • Fixed a bug where the File Helper was using '/' instead of the DIRECTORY_SEPARATOR constant.
  • Fixed a bug to prevent PHP errors when attempting to use sendmail on servers that have manually disabled the PHP popen() function.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause PHP errors in XML-RPC data if the PHP data type did not match the specified XML-RPC type.
  • Fixed a bug in the XML-RPC class with parsing dateTime.iso8601 data types.
  • Fixed a case sensitive string replacement in xss_clean()
  • Fixed a bug in form_textarea() where form data was not prepped correctly.
  • Fixed a bug in form_prep() causing it to not preserve entities in the user's original input when called back into a form element
  • Fixed a bug in _protect_identifiers() where the swap prefix ($swap_pre) was not being observed.
  • Fixed a bug where the 400 status header sent with the 'disallowed URI characters' was not compatible with CGI environments.
  • Fixed a bug in the typography class where heading tags could have paragraph tags inserted when using auto_typography().

Version 1.7.1

Release Date: February 10, 2009 Hg Tag: 1.7.1

  • Libraries
    • Fixed an arbitrary script execution security flaw (#6068) in the Form Validation library (thanks to hkk)
    • Changed default current page indicator in the Pagination library to use <strong> instead of <b>
    • A "HTTP/1.1 400 Bad Request" header is now sent when disallowed characters are encountered.
    • Added <big>, <small>, <q>, and <tt> to the Typography parser's inline elements.
    • Added more accurate error reporting for the Email library when using sendmail.
    • Removed a strict type check from the rotate() function of the :doc:`Image Manipulation Class <libraries/image_lib>`.
    • Added enhanced error checking in file saving in the Image library when using the GD lib.
    • Added an additional newline between multipart email headers and the MIME message text for better compatibility with a variety of MUAs.
    • Made modest improvements to efficiency and accuracy of explode_name() in the Image lib.
  • Database
    • Added where_in to the list of expected arguments received by delete().
  • Helpers
  • Other Changes
    • Improved security in xss_clean() to help prevent attacks targeting Internet Explorer.
    • Added 'application/msexcel' to config/mimes.php for .xls files.
    • Added 'proxy_ips' config item to whitelist reverse proxy servers from which to trust the HTTP_X_FORWARDED_FOR header to to determine the visitor's IP address.
    • Improved accuracy of Upload::is_allowed_filetype() for images (#6715)

Bug fixes for 1.7.1

  • Database
    • Fixed a bug when doing 'random' on order_by() (#5706).
    • Fixed a bug where adding a primary key through Forge could fail (#5731).
    • Fixed a bug when using DB cache on multiple databases (#5737).
    • Fixed a bug where TRUNCATE was not considered a "write" query (#6619).
    • Fixed a bug where csv_from_result() was checking for a nonexistent method.
    • Fixed a bug _protect_identifiers() where it was improperly removing all pipe symbols from items
  • Fixed assorted user guide typos or examples (#5998, #6093, #6259, #6339, #6432, #6521).
  • Fixed a bug in the MySQLi driver when no port is specified
  • Fixed a bug (#5702), in which the field label was not being fetched properly, when "matching" one field to another.
  • Fixed a bug in which identifers were not being escaped properly when reserved characters were used.
  • Fixed a bug with the regular expression used to protect submitted paragraph tags in auto typography.
  • Fixed a bug where double dashes within tag attributes were being converted to em dash entities.
  • Fixed a bug where double spaces within tag attributes were being converted to non-breaking space entities.
  • Fixed some accuracy issues with curly quotes in Typography::format_characters()
  • Changed a few docblock comments to reflect actual return values.
  • Fixed a bug with high ascii characters in subject and from email headers.
  • Fixed a bug in xss_clean() where whitespace following a validated character entity would not be preserved.
  • Fixed a bug where HTML comments and <pre> tags were being parsed in Typography::auto_typography().
  • Fixed a bug with non-breaking space cleanup in Typography::auto_typography().
  • Fixed a bug in database escaping where a compound statement (ie: SUM()) wasn't handled correctly with database prefixes.
  • Fixed a bug when an opening quote is preceded by a paragraph tag and immediately followed by another tag.
  • Fixed a bug in the Text Helper affecting some locales where word_censor() would not work on words beginning or ending with an accented character.
  • Fixed a bug in the Text Helper character limiter where the provided limit intersects the last word of the string.
  • Fixed a bug (#6342) with plural() in the Inflection helper with words ending in "y".
  • Fixed bug (#6517) where Routed URI segments returned by URI::rsegment() method were incorrect for the default controller.
  • Fixed a bug (#6706) in the Security Helper where xss_clean() was using a deprecated second argument.
  • Fixed a bug in the URL helper url_title() function where trailing periods were allowed at the end of a URL.
  • Fixed a bug (#6669) in the Email class when CRLF's are used for the newline character with headers when used with the "mail" protocol.
  • Fixed a bug (#6500) where URI::A_filter_uri() was exit()ing an error instead of using show_error().
  • Fixed a bug (#6592) in the File Helper where get_dir_file_info() where recursion was not occurring properly.
  • Tweaked Typography::auto_typography() for some edge-cases.

Version 1.7

Release Date: October 23, 2008 Hg Tag: 1.7.0

  • Libraries
  • Database
    • Improved Active Record class to allow full path column and table names: hostname.database.table.column. Also improved the alias handling.
    • Improved how table and column names are escaped and prefixed. It now honors full path names when adding prefixes and escaping.
    • Added Active Record caching feature to "update" and "delete" functions.
    • Added removal of non-printing control characters in escape_str() of DB drivers that do not have native PHP escaping mechanisms (mssql, oci8, odbc), to avoid potential SQL errors, and possible sources of SQL injection.
    • Added port support to MySQL, MySQLi, and MS SQL database drivers.
    • Added driver name variable in each DB driver, based on bug report #4436.
  • Helpers
  • Other Changes
    • Added :doc:`PHP Style Guide <./general/styleguide>` to docs.
    • Added sanitization in xss_clean() for a deprecated HTML tag that could be abused in user input in Internet Explorer.
    • Added a few openxml document mime types, and an additional mobile agent to mimes.php and user_agents.php respectively.
    • Added a file lock check during caching, before trying to write to the file.
    • Modified Cookie key cleaning to unset a few troublesome key names that can be present in certain environments, preventing CI from halting execution.
    • Changed the output of the profiler to use style attribute rather than clear, and added the id "codeigniter_profiler" to the container div.

Bug fixes for 1.7.0

  • Fixed bug in xss_clean() that could remove some desirable tag attributes.
  • Fixed assorted user guide typos or examples (#4807, #4812, #4840, #4862, #4864, #4899, #4930, #5006, #5071, #5158, #5229, #5254, #5351).
  • Fixed an edit from 1.6.3 that made the $robots array in user_agents.php go poof.
  • Fixed a bug in the :doc:`Email library <libraries/email>` with quoted-printable encoding improperly encoding space and tab characters.
  • Modified XSS sanitization to no longer add semicolons after &[single letter], such as in M&M's, B&B, etc.
  • Modified XSS sanitization to no longer strip XHTML image tags of closing slashes.
  • Fixed a bug in the Session class when database sessions are used where upon session update all userdata would be errantly written to the session cookie.
  • Fixed a bug (#4536) in backups with the MySQL driver where some legacy code was causing certain characters to be double escaped.
  • Fixed a routing bug (#4661) that occurred when the default route pointed to a subfolder.
  • Fixed the spelling of "Dhaka" in the timezone_menu() function of the :doc:`Date helper. <helpers/date_helper>`
  • Fixed the spelling of "raspberry" in config/smileys.php.
  • Fixed incorrect parenthesis in form_open() function (#5135).
  • Fixed a bug that was ignoring case when comparing controller methods (#4560).
  • Fixed a bug (#4615) that was not setting SMTP authorization settings when using the initialize function.
  • Fixed a bug in highlight_code() in the :doc:`Text helper <helpers/text_helper>` that would leave a stray </span> in certain cases.
  • Fixed Oracle bug (#3306) that was preventing multiple queries in one action.
  • Fixed ODBC bug that was ignoring connection params due to its use of a constructor.
  • Fixed a DB driver bug with num_rows() that would cause an error with the Oracle driver.
  • Fixed MS SQL bug (#4915). Added brackets around database name in MS SQL driver when selecting the database, in the event that reserved characters are used in the name.
  • Fixed a DB caching bug (4718) in which the path was incorrect when no URI segments were present.
  • Fixed Image_lib class bug #4562. A path was not defined for NetPBM.
  • Fixed Image_lib class bug #4532. When cropping an image with identical height/width settings on output, a copy is made.
  • Fixed DB_driver bug (4900), in which a database error was not being logged correctly.
  • Fixed DB backup bug in which field names were not being escaped.
  • Fixed a DB Active Record caching bug in which multiple calls to cached data were not being honored.
  • Fixed a bug in the Session class that was disallowing slashes in the serialized array.
  • Fixed a Form Validation bug in which the "isset" error message was being trigged by the "required" rule.
  • Fixed a spelling error in a Loader error message.
  • Fixed a bug (5050) with IP validation with empty segments.
  • Fixed a bug in which the parser was being greedy if multiple identical sets of tags were encountered.

Version 1.6.3

Release Date: June 26, 2008 Hg Tag: v1.6.3

Version 1.6.3 is a security and maintenance release and is recommended for all users.

Bug fixes for 1.6.3

  • Added a language key for valid_emails in validation_lang.php.
  • Amended fixes for bug (#3419) with parsing DSN database connections.
  • Moved the _has_operator() function (#4535) into DB_driver from DB_active_rec.
  • Fixed a syntax error in upload_lang.php.
  • Fixed a bug (#4542) with a regular expression in the Image library.
  • Fixed a bug (#4561) where orhaving() wasn't properly passing values.
  • Removed some unused variables from the code (#4563).
  • Fixed a bug where having() was not adding an = into the statement (#4568).
  • Fixed assorted user guide typos or examples (#4574, #4706).
  • Added quoted-printable headers to Email class when the multi-part override is used.
  • Fixed a double opening <p> tag in the index pages of each system directory.

Version 1.6.2

Release Date: May 13, 2008 Hg Tag: 1.6.2

  • Active Record
    • Added the ability to prevent escaping in having() clauses.
    • Added rename_table() into :doc:`DBForge <./database/forge>`.
    • Fixed a bug that wasn't allowing escaping to be turned off if the value of a query was NULL.
    • DB Forge is now assigned to any models that exist after loading (#3457).
  • Database
  • Config
    • Added 'application/vnd.ms-powerpoint' to list of mime types.
    • Added 'audio/mpg' to list of mime types.
    • Added new user-modifiable file constants.php containing file mode and fopen constants.
    • Added the ability to set CRLF settings via config in the :doc:`Email <libraries/email>` class.
  • Libraries
    • Added increased security for filename handling in the Upload library.
    • Added increased security for sessions for client-side data tampering.
    • The MySQLi forge class is now in sync with MySQL forge.
    • Added the ability to set CRLF settings via config in the :doc:`Email <libraries/email>` class.
    • :doc:`Unit Testing <libraries/unit_testing>` results are now colour coded, and a change was made to the default template of results.
    • Added a valid_emails rule to the Validation class.
    • The :doc:`Zip class <libraries/zip>` now exits within download().
    • The :doc:`Zip class <libraries/zip>` has undergone a substantial re-write for speed and clarity (thanks stanleyxu for the hard work and code contribution in bug report #3425!)
  • Helpers
  • Plugins
    • Modified captcha generation to first look for the function imagecreatetruecolor, and fallback to imagecreate if it isn't available (#4226).
  • Other Changes
    • Added ability for :doc:`xss_clean() <libraries/input>` to accept arrays.
    • Removed closing PHP tags from all PHP files to avoid accidental output and potential 'cannot modify headers' errors.
    • Removed "scripts" from the auto-load search path. Scripts were deprecated in Version 1.4.1 (September 21, 2006). If you still need to use them for legacy reasons, they must now be manually loaded in each Controller.
    • Added a :doc:`Reserved Names <general/reserved_names>` page to the userguide, and migrated reserved controller names into it.
    • Added a :doc:`Common Functions <general/common_functions>` page to the userguide for globally available functions.
    • Improved security and performance of xss_clean().

Bugfixes for 1.6.2

  • Fixed a bug where SET queries were not being handled as "write" queries.
  • Fixed a bug (#3191) with ORIG_PATH_INFO URI parsing.
  • Fixed a bug in DB Forge, when inserting an id field (#3456).
  • Fixed a bug in the table library that could cause identically constructed rows to be dropped (#3459).
  • Fixed DB Driver and MySQLi result driver checking for resources instead of objects (#3461).
  • Fixed an AR_caching error where it wasn't tracking table aliases (#3463).
  • Fixed a bug in AR compiling, where select statements with arguments got incorrectly escaped (#3478).
  • Fixed an incorrect documentation of $this->load->language (#3520).
  • Fixed bugs (#3523, #4350) in get_filenames() with recursion and problems with Windows when $include_path is used.
  • Fixed a bug (#4153) in the XML-RPC class preventing dateTime.iso8601 from being used.
  • Fixed an AR bug with or_where_not_in() (#4171).
  • Fixed a bug with :doc:`xss_clean() <libraries/input>` that would add semicolons to GET URI variable strings.
  • Fixed a bug (#4206) in the Directory Helper where the directory resource was not being closed, and minor improvements.
  • Fixed a bug in the FTP library where delete_dir() was not working recursively (#4215).
  • Fixed a Validation bug when set_rules() is used with a non-array field name and rule (#4220).
  • Fixed a bug (#4223) where DB caching would not work for returned DB objects or multiple DB connections.
  • Fixed a bug in the Upload library that might output the same error twice (#4390).
  • Fixed an AR bug when joining with a table alias and table prefix (#4400).
  • Fixed a bug in the DB class testing the $params argument.
  • Fixed a bug in the Table library where the integer 0 in cell data would be displayed as a blank cell.
  • Fixed a bug in link_tag() of the :doc:`URL helper <helpers/url_helper>` where a key was passed instead of a value.
  • Fixed a bug in DB_result::row() that prevented it from returning individual fields with MySQL NULL values.
  • Fixed a bug where SMTP emails were not having dot transformation performed on lines that begin with a dot.
  • Fixed a bug in display_error() in the DB driver that was instantiating new Language and Exception objects, and not using the error heading.
  • Fixed a bug (#4413) where a URI containing slashes only e.g. 'http://example.com/index.php?//' would result in PHP errors
  • Fixed an array to string conversion error in the Validation library (#4425)
  • Fixed bug (#4451, #4299, #4339) where failed transactions will not rollback when debug mode is enabled.
  • Fixed a bug (#4506) with overlay_watermark() in the Image library preventing support for PNG-24s with alpha transparency
  • Fixed assorted user guide typos (#3453, #4364, #4379, #4399, #4408, #4412, #4448, #4488).

Version 1.6.1

Release Date: February 12, 2008 Hg Tag: 1.6.1

  • Active Record
  • Database drivers
    • Added support for setting client character set and collation for MySQLi.
  • Core Changes
    • Modified xss_clean() to be more intelligent with its handling of URL encoded strings.
    • Added $_SERVER, $_FILES, $_ENV, and $_SESSION to sanitization of globals.
    • Added a :doc:`Path Helper <./helpers/path_helper>`.
    • Simplified _reindex_segments() in the URI class.
    • Escaped the '-' in the default 'permitted_uri_chars' config item, to prevent errors if developers just try to add additional characters to the end of the default expression.
    • Modified method calling to controllers to show a 404 when a private or protected method is accessed via a URL.
    • Modified framework initiated 404s to log the controller and method for invalid requests.
  • Helpers
    • Modified get_filenames() in the File Helper to return FALSE if the $source_dir is not readable.

Bugfixes for 1.6.1

  • Deprecated is_numeric as a validation rule. Use of numeric and integer are preferred.
  • Fixed bug (#3379) in DBForge with SQLite for table creation.
  • Made Active Record fully database prefix aware (#3384).
  • Fixed a bug where DBForge was outputting invalid SQL in Postgres by adding brackets around the tables in FROM.
  • Changed the behaviour of Active Record's update() to make the WHERE clause optional (#3395).
  • Fixed a bug (#3396) where certain POST variables would cause a PHP warning.
  • Fixed a bug in query binding (#3402).
  • Changed order of SQL keywords in the Profiler $highlight array so OR would not be highlighted before ORDER BY.
  • Fixed a bug (#3404) where the MySQLi driver was testing if $this->conn_id was a resource instead of an object.
  • Fixed a bug (#3419) connecting to a database via a DSN string.
  • Fixed a bug (#3445) where the routed segment array was not re-indexed to begin with 1 when the default controller is used.
  • Fixed assorted user guide typos.

Version 1.6.0

Release Date: January 30, 2008

Bug fixes for Version 1.6.0

  • Fixed a bug (#1813) preventing using $CI->db in the same application with returned database objects.
  • Fixed a bug (#1842) where the $this->uri->rsegments array would not include the 'index' method if routed to the controller without an implicit method.
  • Fixed a bug (#1872) where word_limiter() was not retaining whitespace.
  • Fixed a bug (#1890) in csv_from_result() where content that included the delimiter would break the file.
  • Fixed a bug (#2542)in the clean_email() method of the Email class to allow for non-numeric / non-sequential array keys.
  • Fixed a bug (#2545) in _html_entity_decode_callback() when 'global_xss_filtering' is enabled.
  • Fixed a bug (#2668) in the :doc:`parser class <./libraries/parser>` where numeric data was ignored.
  • Fixed a bug (#2679) where the "previous" pagination link would get drawn on the first page.
  • Fixed a bug (#2702) in _object_to_array that broke some types of inserts and updates.
  • Fixed a bug (#2732) in the SQLite driver for PHP 4.
  • Fixed a bug (#2754) in Pagination to scan for non-positive num_links.
  • Fixed a bug (#2762) in the :doc:`Session library <./libraries/sessions>` where user agent matching would fail on user agents ending with a space.
  • Fixed a bug (#2784) $field_names[] vs $Ffield_names[] in postgres and sqlite drivers.
  • Fixed a bug (#2810) in the typography helper causing extraneous paragraph tags when string contains tags.
  • Fixed a bug (#2849) where arguments passed to a subfolder controller method would be incorrectly shifted, dropping the 3rd segment value.
  • Fixed a bug (#2858) which referenced a wrong variable in the Image class.
  • Fixed a bug (#2875)when loading plugin files as _plugin. and not _pi.
  • Fixed a bug (#2912) in get_filenames() in the :doc:`File Helper <helpers/file_helper>` where the array wasn't cleared after each call.
  • Fixed a bug (#2974) in highlight_phrase() that caused an error with slashes.
  • Fixed a bug (#3003) in the Encryption Library to support modes other than MCRYPT_MODE_ECB
  • Fixed a bug (#3015) in the :doc:`User Agent library <./libraries/user_agent>` where more then 2 languages where not reported with languages().
  • Fixed a bug (#3017) in the :doc:`Email <./libraries/email>` library where some timezones were calculated incorrectly.
  • Fixed a bug (#3024) in which master_dim wasn't getting reset by clear() in the Image library.
  • Fixed a bug (#3156) in Text Helper highlight_code() causing PHP tags to be handled incorrectly.
  • Fixed a bug (#3166) that prevented num_rows from working in Oracle.
  • Fixed a bug (#3175) preventing certain libraries from working properly when autoloaded in PHP 4.
  • Fixed a bug (#3267) in the Typography Helper where unordered list was listed "un.
  • Fixed a bug (#3268) where the Router could leave '/' as the path.
  • Fixed a bug (#3279) where the Email class was sending the wrong Content-Transfer-Encoding for some character sets.
  • Fixed a bug (#3284) where the rsegment array would not be set properly if the requested URI contained more segments than the routed URI.
  • Removed extraneous load of $CFG in _display_cache() of the Output class (#3285).
  • Removed an extraneous call to loading models (#3286).
  • Fixed a bug (#3310) with sanitization of globals in the Input class that could unset CI's global variables.
  • Fixed a bug (#3314) which would cause the top level path to be deleted in delete_files() of the File helper.
  • Fixed a bug (#3328) where the smiley helper might return an undefined variable.
  • Fixed a bug (#3330) in the FTP class where a comparison wasn't getting made.
  • Removed an unused parameter from Profiler (#3332).
  • Fixed a bug in database driver where num_rows property wasn't getting updated.
  • Fixed a bug in the :doc:`upload library <./libraries/file_uploading>` when allowed_files wasn't defined.
  • Fixed a bug in word_wrap() of the Text Helper that incorrectly referenced an object.
  • Fixed a bug in Validation where valid_ip() wasn't called properly.
  • Fixed a bug in Validation where individual error messages for checkboxes wasn't supported.
  • Fixed a bug in captcha calling an invalid PHP function.
  • Fixed a bug in the cookie helper "set_cookie" function. It was not honoring the config settings.
  • Fixed a bug that was making validation callbacks required even when not set as such.
  • Fixed a bug in the XML-RPC library so if a type is specified, a more intelligent decision is made as to the default type.
  • Fixed an example of comma-separated emails in the email library documentation.
  • Fixed an example in the Calendar library for Showing Next/Previous Month Links.
  • Fixed a typo in the database language file.
  • Fixed a typo in the image language file "suppor" to "support".
  • Fixed an example for XML RPC.
  • Fixed an example of accept_charset() in the :doc:`User Agent Library <./libraries/user_agent>`.
  • Fixed a typo in the docblock comments that had CodeIgniter spelled CodeIgnitor.
  • Fixed a typo in the :doc:`String Helper <./helpers/string_helper>` (uniquid changed to uniqid).
  • Fixed typos in the email Language class (email_attachment_unredable, email_filed_smtp_login), and FTP Class (ftp_unable_to_remame).
  • Added a stripslashes() into the Upload Library.
  • Fixed a series of grammatical and spelling errors in the language files.
  • Fixed assorted user guide typos.

Version 1.5.4

Release Date: July 12, 2007

  • Added :doc:`custom Language files <./libraries/language>` to the :doc:`autoload <./general/autoloader>` options.
  • Added stripslashes() to the _clean_input_data() function in the :doc:`Input class <./libraries/input>` when magic quotes is on so that data will always be un-slashed within the framework.
  • Added array to string into the :doc:`profiler <general/profiling>`.
  • Added some additional mime types in application/config/mimes.php.
  • Added filename_security() method to :doc:`Input library <./libraries/input>`.
  • Added some additional arguments to the :doc:`Inflection helper <./helpers/inflector_helper>` singular() to compensate for words ending in "s". Also added a force parameter to pluralize().
  • Added $config['charset'] to the config file. Default value is 'UTF-8', used in some string handling functions.
  • Fixed MSSQL insert_id().
  • Fixed a logic error in the DB trans_status() function. It was incorrectly returning TRUE on failure and FALSE on success.
  • Fixed a bug that was allowing multiple load attempts on extended classes.
  • Fixed a bug in the bootstrap file that was incorrectly attempting to discern the full server path even when it was explicity set by the user.
  • Fixed a bug in the escape_str() function in the MySQL driver.
  • Fixed a typo in the :doc:`Calendar library <./libraries/calendar>`
  • Fixed a typo in rpcs.php library
  • Fixed a bug in the :doc:`Zip library <./libraries/zip>`, providing PC Zip file compatibility with Mac OS X
  • Fixed a bug in router that was ignoring the scaffolding route for optimization
  • Fixed an IP validation bug.
  • Fixed a bug in display of POST keys in the :doc:`Profiler <./general/profiling>` output
  • Fixed a bug in display of queries with characters that would be interpreted as HTML in the :doc:`Profiler <./general/profiling>` output
  • Fixed a bug in display of Email class print debugger with characters that would be interpreted as HTML in the debugging output
  • Fixed a bug in the Content-Transfer-Encoding of HTML emails with the quoted-printable MIME type
  • Fixed a bug where one could unset certain PHP superglobals by setting them via GET or POST data
  • Fixed an undefined function error in the insert_id() function of the PostgreSQL driver
  • Fixed various doc typos.
  • Documented two functions from the :doc:`String helper <./helpers/string_helper>` that were missing from the user guide: trim_slashes() and reduce_double_slashes().
  • Docs now validate to XHTML 1 transitional
  • Updated the XSS Filtering to take into account the IE expression() ability and improved certain deletions to prevent possible exploits
  • Modified the Router so that when Query Strings are Enabled, the controller trigger and function trigger values are sanitized for filename include security.
  • Modified the is_image() method in the Upload library to take into account Windows IE 6/7 eccentricities when dealing with MIMEs
  • Modified XSS Cleaning routine to be more performance friendly and compatible with PHP 5.2's new PCRE backtrack and recursion limits.
  • Modified the :doc:`URL Helper <./helpers/url_helper>` to type cast the $title as a string in case a numeric value is supplied
  • Modified Form Helper form_dropdown() to type cast the keys and values of the options array as strings, allowing numeric values to be properly set as 'selected'
  • Deprecated the use if is_numeric() in various places since it allows periods. Due to compatibility problems with ctype_digit(), making it unreliable in some installations, the following regular expression was used instead: preg_match("/[^0-9]/", $n)
  • Deprecated: APPVER has been deprecated and replaced with CI_VERSION for clarity.

Version 1.5.3

Release Date: April 15, 2007

  • Added array to string into the profiler
  • Code Igniter references updated to CodeIgniter
  • pMachine references updated to EllisLab
  • Fixed a bug in the repeater function of :doc:`string helper <./helpers/string_helper>`.
  • Fixed a bug in ODBC driver
  • Fixed a bug in result_array() that was returning an empty array when no result is produced.
  • Fixed a bug in the redirect function of the :doc:`url helper <./helpers/url_helper>`.
  • Fixed an undefined variable in Loader
  • Fixed a version bug in the Postgres driver
  • Fixed a bug in the textarea function of the form helper for use with strings
  • Fixed doc typos.

Version 1.5.2

Release Date: February 13, 2007

Version 1.5.1

Release Date: November 23, 2006

  • Added support for submitting arrays of libraries in the $this->load->library function.
  • Added support for naming custom library files in lower or uppercase.
  • Fixed a bug related to output buffering.
  • Fixed a bug in the active record class that was not resetting query data after a completed query.
  • Fixed a bug that was suppressing errors in controllers.
  • Fixed a problem that can cause a loop to occur when the config file is missing.
  • Fixed a bug that occurred when multiple models were loaded with the third parameter set to TRUE.
  • Fixed an oversight that was not unsetting globals properly in the input sanitize function.
  • Fixed some bugs in the Oracle DB driver.
  • Fixed an incorrectly named variable in the MySQLi result driver.
  • Fixed some doc typos.

Version 1.5.0.1

Release Date: October 31, 2006

  • Fixed a problem in which duplicate attempts to load helpers and classes were not being stopped.
  • Fixed a bug in the word_wrap() helper function.
  • Fixed an invalid color Hex number in the Profiler class.
  • Fixed a corrupted image in the user guide.

Version 1.5.0

Release Date: October 30, 2006

Version 1.4.1

Release Date: September 21, 2006

  • Added a new feature that passes URI segments directly to your function calls as parameters. See the :doc:`Controllers <general/controllers>` page for more info.
  • Added support for a function named _output(), which when used in your controllers will received the final rendered output from the output class. More info in the :doc:`Controllers <general/controllers>` page.
  • Added several new functions in the :doc:`URI Class <./libraries/uri>` to let you retrieve and manipulate URI segments that have been re-routed using the :doc:`URI Routing <general/routing>` feature. Previously, the URI class did not permit you to access any re-routed URI segments, but now it does.
  • Added :doc:`$this->output->set_header() <./libraries/output>` function, which allows you to set server headers.
  • Updated plugins, helpers, and language classes to allow your application folder to contain its own plugins, helpers, and language folders. Previously they were always treated as global for your entire installation. If your application folder contains any of these resources they will be used instead the global ones.
  • Added :doc:`Inflector helper <./helpers/inflector_helper>`.
  • Added element() function in the :doc:`array helper <./helpers/array_helper>`.
  • Added RAND() to active record orderby() function.
  • Added delete_cookie() and get_cookie() to :doc:`Cookie helper <./helpers/cookie_helper>`, even though the input class has a cookie fetching function.
  • Added Oracle database driver (still undergoing testing so it might have some bugs).
  • Added the ability to combine pseudo-variables and php variables in the template parser class.
  • Added output compression option to the config file.
  • Removed the is_numeric test from the db->escape() function.
  • Fixed a MySQLi bug that was causing error messages not to contain proper error data.
  • Fixed a bug in the email class which was causing it to ignore explicitly set alternative headers.
  • Fixed a bug that was causing a PHP error when the Exceptions class was called within the get_config() function since it was causing problems.
  • Fixed an oversight in the cookie helper in which the config file cookie settings were not being honored.
  • Fixed an oversight in the upload class. An item mentioned in the 1.4 changelog was missing.
  • Added some code to allow email attachments to be reset when sending batches of email.
  • Deprecated the application/scripts folder. It will continue to work for legacy users, but it is recommended that you create your own :doc:`libraries <./general/libraries>` or :doc:`models <./general/models>` instead. It was originally added before CI had user libraries or models, but it's not needed anymore.
  • Deprecated the $autoload['core'] item from the autoload.php file. Instead, please now use: $autoload['libraries']
  • Deprecated the following database functions: $this->db->smart_escape_str() and $this->db->fields().

Version 1.4.0

Release Date: September 17, 2006

  • Added :doc:`Hooks <./general/hooks>` feature, enabling you to tap into and modify the inner workings of the framework without hacking the core files.
  • Added the ability to organize controller files :doc:`into sub-folders <general/controllers>`. Kudos to Marco for suggesting this (and the next two) feature.
  • Added regular expressions support for :doc:`routing rules <./general/routing>`.
  • Added the ability to :doc:`remap function calls <./general/controllers>` within your controllers.
  • Added the ability to :doc:`replace core system classes <./general/core_classes>` with your own classes.
  • Added support for % character in URL.
  • Added the ability to supply full URLs using the :doc:`anchor() <./helpers/url_helper>` helper function.
  • Added mode parameter to :doc:`file_write() <./helpers/file_helper>` helper.
  • Added support for changing the port number in the :doc:`Postgres driver <./database/configuration>`.
  • Moved the list of "allowed URI characters" out of the Router class and into the config file.
  • Moved the MIME type array out of the Upload class and into its own file in the applications/config/ folder.
  • Updated the Upload class to allow the upload field name to be set when calling :doc:`do_upload() <./libraries/file_uploading>`.
  • Updated the :doc:`Config Library <./libraries/config>` to be able to load config files silently, and to be able to assign config files to their own index (to avoid collisions if you use multiple config files).
  • Updated the URI Protocol code to allow more options so that URLs will work more reliably in different environments.
  • Updated the form_open() helper to allow the GET method to be used.
  • Updated the MySQLi execute() function with some code to help prevent lost connection errors.
  • Updated the SQLite Driver to check for object support before attempting to return results as objects. If unsupported it returns an array.
  • Updated the Models loader function to allow multiple loads of the same model.
  • Updated the MS SQL driver so that single quotes are escaped.
  • Updated the Postgres and ODBC drivers for better compatibility.
  • Removed a strtolower() call that was changing URL segments to lower case.
  • Removed some references that were interfering with PHP 4.4.1 compatibility.
  • Removed backticks from Postgres class since these are not needed.
  • Renamed display() to _display() in the Output class to make it clear that it's a private function.
  • Deprecated the hash() function due to a naming conflict with a native PHP function with the same name. Please use dohash() instead.
  • Fixed an bug that was preventing the input class from unsetting GET variables.
  • Fixed a router bug that was making it too greedy when matching end segments.
  • Fixed a bug that was preventing multiple discrete database calls.
  • Fixed a bug in which loading a language file was producing a "file contains no data" message.
  • Fixed a session bug caused by the XSS Filtering feature inadvertently changing the case of certain words.
  • Fixed some missing prefixes when using the database prefix feature.
  • Fixed a typo in the Calendar class (cal_november).
  • Fixed a bug in the form_checkbox() helper.
  • Fixed a bug that was allowing the second segment of the URI to be identical to the class name.
  • Fixed an evaluation bug in the database initialization function.
  • Fixed a minor bug in one of the error messages in the language class.
  • Fixed a bug in the date helper timespan function.
  • Fixed an undefined variable in the DB Driver class.
  • Fixed a bug in which dollar signs used as binding replacement values in the DB class would be treated as RegEx back-references.
  • Fixed a bug in the set_hash() function which was preventing MD5 from being used.
  • Fixed a couple bugs in the Unit Testing class.
  • Fixed an incorrectly named variable in the Validation class.
  • Fixed an incorrectly named variable in the URI class.
  • Fixed a bug in the config class that was preventing the base URL from being called properly.
  • Fixed a bug in the validation class that was not permitting callbacks if the form field was empty.
  • Fixed a problem that was preventing scaffolding from working properly with MySQLi.
  • Fixed some MS SQL bugs.
  • Fixed some doc typos.

Version 1.3.3

Release Date: June 1, 2006

  • Models do not connect automatically to the database as of this version. :doc:`More info here <./general/models>`.
  • Updated the Sessions class to utilize the active record class when running session related queries. Previously the queries assumed MySQL syntax.
  • Updated alternator() function to re-initialize when called with no arguments, allowing multiple calls.
  • Fixed a bug in the active record "having" function.
  • Fixed a problem in the validation class which was making checkboxes be ignored when required.
  • Fixed a bug in the word_limiter() helper function. It was cutting off the fist word.
  • Fixed a bug in the xss_clean function due to a PHP bug that affects some versions of html_entity_decode.
  • Fixed a validation bug that was preventing rules from being set twice in one controller.
  • Fixed a calendar bug that was not letting it use dynamically loaded languages.
  • Fixed a bug in the active record class when using WHERE clauses with LIKE
  • Fixed a bug in the hash() security helper.
  • Fixed some typos.

Version 1.3.2

Release Date: April 17, 2006

  • Changed the behavior of the validation class such that if a "required" rule is NOT explicitly stated for a field then all other tests get ignored.
  • Fixed a bug in the Controller class that was causing it to look in the local "init" folder instead of the main system one.
  • Fixed a bug in the init_pagination file. The $config item was not being set correctly.
  • Fixed a bug in the auto typography helper that was causing inconsistent behavior.
  • Fixed a couple bugs in the Model class.
  • Fixed some documentation typos and errata.

Version 1.3.1

Release Date: April 11, 2006

Version 1.3

Release Date: April 3, 2006

  • Added support for :doc:`Models <general/models>`.
  • Redesigned the database libraries to support additional RDBMs (Postgres, MySQLi, etc.).
  • Redesigned the :doc:`Active Record class <./database/query_builder>` to enable more varied types of queries with simpler syntax, and advanced features like JOINs.
  • Added a feature to the database class that lets you run :doc:`custom function calls <./database/call_function>`.
  • Added support for :doc:`private functions <general/controllers>` in your controllers. Any controller function name that starts with an underscore will not be served by a URI request.
  • Added the ability to pass your own initialization parameters to your :doc:`custom core libraries <general/creating_libraries>` when using $this->load->library()
  • Added support for running standard :doc:`query string URLs <general/urls>`. These can be optionally enabled in your config file.
  • Added the ability to :doc:`specify a "suffix" <general/urls>`, which will be appended to your URLs. For example, you could add .html to your URLs, making them appear static. This feature is enabled in your config file.
  • Added a new error template for use with native PHP errors.
  • Added "alternator" function in the :doc:`string helpers <./helpers/string_helper>`.
  • Removed slashing from the input class. After much debate we decided to kill this feature.
  • Change the commenting style in the scripts to the PEAR standard so that IDEs and tools like phpDocumenter can harvest the comments.
  • Added better class and function name-spacing to avoid collisions with user developed classes. All CodeIgniter classes are now prefixed with CI_ and all controller methods are prefixed with _ci to avoid controller collisions. A list of reserved function names can be :doc:`found here <general/controllers>`.
  • Redesigned how the "CI" super object is referenced, depending on whether PHP 4 or 5 is being run, since PHP 5 allows a more graceful way to manage objects that utilizes a bit less resources.
  • Deprecated: $this->db->use_table() has been deprecated. Please read the :doc:`Active Record <./database/query_builder>` page for information.
  • Deprecated: $this->db->smart_escape_str() has been deprecated. Please use this instead: $this->db->escape()
  • Fixed a bug in the exception handler which was preventing some PHP errors from showing up.
  • Fixed a typo in the URI class. $this->total_segment() should be plural: $this->total_segments()
  • Fixed some typos in the default calendar template
  • Fixed some typos in the user guide

Version 1.2

Release Date: March 21, 2006

  • Redesigned some internal aspects of the framework to resolve scoping problems that surfaced during the beta tests. The problem was most notable when instantiating classes in your constructors, particularly if those classes in turn did work in their constructors.
  • Added a global function named :doc:`get_instance() <general/ancillary_classes>` allowing the main CodeIgniter object to be accessible throughout your own classes.
  • Added new :doc:`File Helper <./helpers/file_helper>`: delete_files()
  • Added new :doc:`URL Helpers <./helpers/url_helper>`: base_url(), index_page()
  • Added the ability to create your own :doc:`core libraries <general/creating_libraries>` and store them in your local application directory.
  • Added an overwrite option to the :doc:`Upload class <./libraries/file_uploading>`, enabling files to be overwritten rather than having the file name appended.
  • Added Javascript Calendar plugin.
  • Added search feature to user guide. Note: This is done using Google, which at the time of this writing has not crawled all the pages of the docs.
  • Updated the parser class so that it allows tag pars within other tag pairs.
  • Fixed a bug in the DB "where" function.
  • Fixed a bug that was preventing custom config files to be auto-loaded.
  • Fixed a bug in the mysql class bind feature that prevented question marks in the replacement data.
  • Fixed some bugs in the xss_clean function

Version Beta 1.1

Release Date: March 10, 2006

  • Added a :doc:`Calendaring class <./libraries/calendar>`.
  • Added support for running :doc:`multiple applications <general/managing_apps>` that share a common CodeIgniter backend.
  • Moved the "uri protocol" variable from the index.php file into the config.php file
  • Fixed a problem that was preventing certain function calls from working within constructors.
  • Fixed a problem that was preventing the $this->load->library function from working in constructors.
  • Fixed a bug that occurred when the session class was loaded using the auto-load routine.
  • Fixed a bug that can happen with PHP versions that do not support the E_STRICT constant
  • Fixed a data type error in the form_radio function (form helper)
  • Fixed a bug that was preventing the xss_clean function from being called from the validation class.
  • Fixed the cookie related config names, which were incorrectly specified as $conf rather than $config
  • Fixed a pagination problem in the scaffolding.
  • Fixed a bug in the mysql class "where" function.
  • Fixed a regex problem in some code that trimmed duplicate slashes.
  • Fixed a bug in the br() function in the HTML helper
  • Fixed a syntax mistake in the form_dropdown function in the Form Helper.
  • Removed the "style" attributes form the form helpers.
  • Updated the documentation. Added "next/previous" links to each page and fixed various typos.

Version Beta 1.0

Release Date: February 28, 2006

First publicly released version.

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