Magic quotes is the name of a PHP feature that automatically quotes input data, by using the addslashes() function. Historically, this was used so that form data could be used directly in SQL queries without any security or quoting issues. Today, form data is used for much more, and magic quotes quickly get in the way. We recommend that you disable this feature, but portable code
must be aware of these settings and deal with them appropriately by calling stripslashes() on GPS (GET, POST, and cookie) data.