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BOOK: Beginning PHP4/PHP 5 ISBN: 978-0-7645-4364-7; v5 ISBN: 978-0-7645-5783-5
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Old July 21st, 2003, 01:17 AM
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Default Chpt 3 Please Help Me!

I have just started the book. I am using a Linux Redhat 8.0 OS and httpd server and PHP4. My php pages work by themselves in the previous chapters but now when I have a starting html page and corresponding php page nothing happens. I am taken to the php page by the submit button but no php function results come up, only the html writing - "Who is your favourite author?" The box is empty even thought the url has the answer on the end of it. I have also gone on the next exercise and have the same non-results. Everything else works apart from the php.
I then read this forum and used a declaration script in the php code

<html>
<head></head>
<body>
Your favourite web sites are:
<?php
**$Websites=$_POST[Websites];**
echo $Websites;
?>
</body>
</html>

but my results come out like this:

Your favourite web sites are: http:// http:// http:// http:// **Websites=http:// http:// http:// http://**

(the 2 ** are not in the actually script)

In the terminal it says:

KDirWatch::removeDir can't handle '/var/www/html' - this is my root directory

Have also been told that to turn the Global Register to On is a very bad idea.

Why does it repeat itself? Why without this declaration does it not show up at all? Can you please help.
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hi there

i had the same problem with you.

please note that i am using php4 in iis5 and windows 2000 paltform.

the example in page 77 text.html text.php
did not work either.

i left the register_globals off as it was initially in the php.ini file.

and


did the following

in the text.php i wrote this:


<?php
$actor=$_POST["actor"];
echo $actor;
?>

worked fine and then when i tried all the other scripts
 worked fine as well

hope i helped

thanks



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Thanks for your help. I will give it a try.

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