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Old July 16th, 2004, 02:24 PM
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I have two textboxes to input data(data.php) and i want to display the data on the other form(show.php) by using POST or GET Method.Im a beginner in PHP, just give me a simple example....thanx

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Old July 16th, 2004, 02:32 PM
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<form action='show.php' method='post'>
<input type='text' name='text1'/><br/>
<input type='text' name='text2'/><br/>
<input type='submit' value='display'/>
</form>


<?php
//if the method of the form is post, use $_POST. otherwise use $_GET
echo $_POST['text1'];
echo "<br/>";
echo $_POST['text2'];
?>

HTH,

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Thanx a lot for your help.I tried some other examples in a book named Mastering PHP that i'd like to discuss with you.
They are as follows:

<html>
    <head><title></title></head>

<body>
    <form action="you_are_adv.php" method ="GET">
        Please fill in the following fields:</br>

        <?php
            $favourite_lang="PHP";


        ?>
        <b>First Name:</b>
        <input type="text" name="first" value="<?php print($first); ?>" size="15"><br/>

        <b>Last Name:</b>
        <input type="text" name="last" value="<?php print($last); ?>" size="15"><br/>

        <b>Favourite Programming Language:</b>
        <input type="text" name="favourite_lang" value="<?php print($favourite_lang); ?>" size="15"></br>

        <input type="submit" value="Go!" size="15">

    </form>
</body>
</html>


<html>
    <head><title></title></head>
    <body>
        Hello<b><?php print($first . " " . $last);?></b>

        I am glad to know your favourite programming language
        is<?php print($favourite_lang); ?>

        <?php
        $query_string="";
        $query_string .= "?first" .urlencode($first);
        $query_string .= "&last=" .urlencode($last);
        $query_string .= "&favourite_lang=" .urlencode($favourite_lang);
        ?>
        <br/><br/>
        <a href="who_are_you_adv.php<?php print($query_string) ?>">
        Back to who are you advanced
        </a>
    </body>
</html>
The output was something like this after entering text and clicking the submit(GO) button:
(Hello I am glad to know your favourite programming language is

Back to who are you advanced)
And in the adress bar of the you_are_adv.php page i see the following:
(http://127.0.0.1/you_are_adv.php?fir...urite_lang=PHP)

Now what is really going on?
What is the importance of urlencode???
Waiting for your reply...

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Old July 17th, 2004, 06:03 AM
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Well, urlencode (http://uk2.php.net/manual/en/function.urlencode.php) will replace any prohibited characters in a querystring, like a space, with their escaped equivalents (so, that a querystring of '?first=William&last=Arbuthnal Higgin' becomes '?first=William&last=Arbuthnal%20Higgins'). You must retrieve the values you sent from the submission form by assigning them to local variables (via $first=$_GET['first'], and so on). Since the browser would have urlencoded the values sent from the form, anyway, you will have to make a call to urldecode (http://uk2.php.net/manual/en/function.urldecode.php), to cater for the 'William Arbuthal Higgins'es of this world, as in:
$last = urldecode($_GET['last'];

HTH
Take it easy,
Dan




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