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troubleshooting Question

Parse out a parameter in a url (PHP)

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webgeek154Flag for United States of America asked on
Web Languages and StandardsPHP
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Hi Experts!

I'm trying to parse out a certain parameter in the string stored at $_SERVER['HTTP_REFERER'].

Here's are examples of what that string looks like:




The parameter of interest is 'q'.  I want to grab that parameter and store it into $_SESSION['query']

I know I can figure this out on my own but it would probably take me hours to figure out and it would probably be a sub-optimal solution.