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BOOK: Beginning PHP 6, Apache, MySQL 6 Web Development ISBN: 9780470391143
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Old March 25th, 2010, 05:54 PM
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Default Chapter 2, Page 76, Exercise 3

The code is given on page 650 as below:

if (date('G') >= 5 && date('G') <=11) {
echo '<h1>Good Morning!</h1>';
else if (date('G') >=12 && date('G') <=18) {
echo '<h1>Good Afternoon!</h1>';
else if (date('G') >=19 && date('G') <=4) {
echo '<h1>Good Evening!</h1>';
However, the time is currently 21.48 and the page which is returned is blank. The reason is obviously that none of the above three else if statements are true. 21 is greater than 19 but is not less than or equal to 4 so obviously nothing is returned. Surely the last statement should be simply :
else {
echo '<h1>Good Evening!</h1>';
ie if the first two are false then just do this. I've amended my code to the above and it works fine with no error messages. My question is, is this correct programming or was I just lucky?

Thanks, Chastini.

Last edited by Chastini; March 25th, 2010 at 08:09 PM.. Reason: coding brackets
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Old March 25th, 2010, 09:24 PM
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Your way is correct and better.

If you want to follow the original code, the last && there should really be ||.
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