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  1. Interesting. Your code works for me (there are a few minor issues, which I'll let you try to figure out when you have it working).

     

    Let's see what you are getting, if anything, from $_REQUEST. In the handle_form.php file, add this just before your comment about creating shorthand:

     

    echo "<pre>\n";
    print_r ($_REQUEST);  // prints the content of $_REQUEST array
    print_r ($_POST);  // prints the content of $_POST array
    echo "</pre>\n";
    

    That should tell us what is held in those arrays, and maybe we can figure out why they aren't being read by the handle_form.php script.

     

    Now it says this at the top of the form:

     

     

    Array

    (

    )

    Array

    (

    )

  2. What version of PHP are you using? If it is less than 4.1 you can't use $_REQUEST as it was added in that version. This is why Larry insists people furnish the versions they are using when asking for help. It's vital information.

     

    Even if your version is 4.1 or later, try changing all instances of $_REQUEST to $_POST. Does it work then?

     

    I'm using version 5.3.5 and, unfortunately, changing it to $_POST didn't fix anything.

     

    Thank you for advice, though! :-)

  3. What code are you running

     

    Lets see...

     

    form.html

     

    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD

    XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN""

    http://www.w3.org/TR/XHTML1/DTD/

    xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

     

    <html xmlns="http://wwww.w3.org/1999/

    xhtml" xml"lang="en" lang="en">

    <head>

     

    <meta http-equiv="content-type"

    content="text/html; charset=

    iso-8859-1" />

     

    <title>Simple HTML Form</title>

     

    </head>

     

    <body>

     

    <!-- Script 2.1 - form.html -->

     

    <form action="handle_form.php" method="post">

     

    <fieldset><legend>Enter your information in the form below:</legend>

     

    <p><b>Name:</b> <input type="text" name="name" size="20" maxlength="40"/></p>

     

    <p><b>Email Address:</b> <input type="text" name="email" size="40" maxlength="60" /></p>

     

    <p><b>Gender:</b> <input type="radio" name="gender" value="M" /> Male <input type="radio"

    name="gendder" value="F" />Female</p>

     

    <p><b>Age:</b>

     

    <select name="age">

     

    <option value="0-29">Under 30</option>

     

    <option value="30-60">Between 30 and 60</option>

     

    <option value="60+">Over 60</option>

     

    </select></p>

     

    <p><b>Comments:</b><textarea name="comments" rows="3" cols="40"></textarea></p>

     

    </fieldset>

     

    <div align="center"><input type="submit" name="submit" value="Submit My Information" /></div>

     

    </form>

     

    </body>

     

    </html>

     

    handle_form.php

     

     

    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD

    XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN""

    http://www.w3.org/TR/XHTML1/DTD/

    xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

     

    <html xmlns="http://wwww.w3.org/1999/

    xhtml" xml"lang="en" lang="en">

    <head>

     

    <meta http-equiv="content-type"

    content="text/html; charset=

    iso-8859-1" />

     

    <title>Simple HTML Form</title>

     

    </head>

     

    <body>

     

     

    <?php # Script 2.2 - handle_form.php

     

     

     

    // Create a shorthand for the form data:

     

    $name = $_REQUEST['name'];

     

    $email = $_REQUEST['email'];

     

    $comments = $_REQUEST['comments'];

     

    /* Not used:

     

    $_REQUEST['age']

     

    $_REQUEST['gender']

     

    $_REQUEST['submit']

     

    */

     

    // Print the submitted information:

     

    echo "<p>Thank you, <b>$name></b>, for the

    following comments:<br />

     

    <tt>$comments</tt></p>

     

    <p>We will reply to you at <i>$email</i>.</p>\n";

     

     

     

    ?>

     

     

    </body>

     

    </html>

  4. Hi everyone!

     

    I just started going through Mr. Ullman's book and really like it so far, but here's an issue that I'm going through right now...

     

    I'm getting numerous errors after trying to run handle_form.php script from Chapter 2:

     

    Notice: Undefined index: name in C:\xampp\htdocs\handle_form.php on line 27

     

    Notice: Undefined index: email in C:\xampp\htdocs\handle_form.php on line 29

     

    Notice: Undefined index: comments in C:\xampp\htdocs\handle_form.php on line 31

     

    I went through Google Search and found out that I can suppress warnings by adding error_reporting(E_ALL ^ E_NOTICE); on top script.

     

    That, however, doesn't solve an issue - it just masks the problem.

     

    Any help would be appreciated!

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