See bug #8964 on bugs.php.net
I have the same since I update in 4.0.4pl1.
All my vars have now a space before I the variable comes from a form.
it take the same problem with php-3.0.18 from the src RPM php-3.0.18-1.6.x.src.rpm
Are you seeing this with all browsers, or just particular ones? We've seen some
strange parsing problems in PHP, and it's easy to believe that they're dependent
on the client software being used....
Well, I can speak to IE 5.50.4134.0600 at least. RH7 was fine prior to the
latest PHP RPM, which suggests that it was something on the PHP side of things.
Yes, this is #24933.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 24933 ***
I find this problem with Netscape communicator 4.76 under windows 95.