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This is really pissing me off now!

I am working on chapter 2 of beginning php,mysql and apache - moviesite.php and movie1.php. I am now working on Passing variables through sessions. I have cut and past the code (which I downloaded from the wrox site) for both php files (therefore if the code is coming from the source, it surely must be ok).

Every time I click the hyperlink: "click here to see information...." on the movie1.php, it should return:

Welcome to our site Joe 12345
My favourite movie is Life of Brian
My movie rating for this movie is : 5

However (even when I use the code from the book) No session information is passed at all, and all I get is:

My favorite movie is Life of Brian
My movie rating for this movie is: 5

I have checked the registered globals are off (they are) and made sure the php.ini file "session_save_path" is pointing to the C:/temp (which it is).

Does anybody no whats wrong or what I am doing wrong? I basically can't progress through the book until I resolve the problem as the next section uses sessions and cookies, and It won't work if the sessions don't work.


Kind regards

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Well, lots of things could be happening.

Do you have session_start(); as the first output on the page.

Make sure that you are calling and setting the sessions with session capitalized like so.

$_SESSION['name'] = "Joe 12345";

echo ($_SESSION['name']);

Thats the only thing I can think of. I havn't read that book so I don't really know whats trying to be done. Hope this helps.
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Thank you very much for your help. I'll give it a try.


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