Retreiving data with register_globals=off

My code was working fine until I upgraded to a newer PHP version, now I'm having major problems.

I have an index page, which takes a var like this: "http://www.mysite.com/index.php?page=12"

I used to use this simple code:

$HTTP_GET_VARS[$page];

to extract the page number, but this no longer works, so can someone please tell me what I should be using.

I know I can turn on register_globals but i dont want to...

Thanks
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LornaJaneCommented:
You don't need to turn on register_globals, but you do need to refer to your variable differently.  Try using this instead

$GET['page']

I hope this helps :)
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rjdownAuthor Commented:
Thanks for quick reply but still nothing...

I made a new file, test.php:

<?php
$GET['page'];
echo $page;
?>

now if i go to this using test.php?page=23 i still get a blank page? :'(
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LornaJaneCommented:
try this, I don't think I explained myself terribly well before:

<?php
$page = $GET['page'];
echo $page;
?>

If you don't understand what the above code does, post back and I'll explain more clearly
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rjdownAuthor Commented:
Oops, my bad.

I had a look through the php manual and found that it should in fact be $_GET. Horrah, my code works again :D

Thanks Lorna :D

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