Update: Apologies all (especially original poster tilly) if this node seemed a little hard on the Anonymous Monk. I just thought it was odd that someone would go to the trouble of reading a DBI-related post without knowing what a placeholder was, then complain about it without doing any research.
I'm the Anonymous Monk you've been corresponding with -- I just noticed your update. Can you clarify for me where it indicates that this is a DBI thread?
I found this article via an RSS link which wasn't flagged as DBI. DBI is mentioned very few times in the _comments_ and only twice (after update) in the article. The original instance of it didn't actually relate placeholders and DBI, only saying that installing the latest DBI offers more security.
Thank you tilly for adding the newbie-friendly explanation.
Sorry to have eaten up so much time with this thread, but I appreciate everyone's feedback.