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passing values?? between pages

Posted on 2003-10-22
Last Modified: 2013-12-03

i can't seem to be able to pass values from one page to another..
ok, i start with a HTML page with a form, then submit the info to the .php file..
the .php can't seem to read the variables?

here is the .html code
please advise..

is there some config i didn't do to the server?


<META NAME="Generator" CONTENT="EditPlus">
<form action = "form.php" method = "get">
<table align = "center" border = 1 >

<TD><font size=5><b>name</b></font></TD>
<TD><input type="text" name="name" size ="20"></TD>

<TD><font size=5><b>phone number</b></font></TD>
<TD><input type="text" name="phone" size="20"></TD>

<TD width="134" height="38" align="center">
<input type="submit" value="Yes" name="Yes"></TD>
<TD width="190" height="38" align="center">
<input type="Reset" value="Reset" name="reset"></TD>

here is the .php code


echo"<table align=center>";
echo"<TR><TD><font size=5>name</font></TD>";
echo"<TD><font size=5>$name</font></TD>";
echo"<TR><TD><font size=5>phone number</font></TD>";
echo"<TD><font size=5>$phone</font></TD>";

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Question by:systemx

Accepted Solution

DoppyNL earned 90 total points
ID: 9597447
you have to use:
and you're fine :)
Do pull them out of the string though, like this:


echo"<table align=center>";
echo"<TR><TD><font size=5>name</font></TD>";
echo"<TD><font size=5>" . $_GET['name'] . "</font></TD>";
echo"<TR><TD><font size=5>phone number</font></TD>";
echo"<TD><font size=5>" . $_GET['phone'] . "</font></TD>";

Author Comment

ID: 9597525
ahh .. it works!
but why do i have to use $GET?
in the text book, they don't use get?

thanks anyways?

Expert Comment

ID: 9597552
old book?

depends on server configuration if you can do without $_GET or not.
with allways works, so you're better of using $_GET['name'] all the time (then it will work on all servers).
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Expert Comment

ID: 9597575

It depends on which version of PHP you're using.

Anything past about 4.1.0 you'll need to use $_GET, $_POST, etc.
Your manual may have been written for an older version...?


Expert Comment

ID: 9602451
You have to use get if you have global variables turned off in your php.ini file.  It is off by default, which is good because it can lead to security problems.  Stick with $_GET

Author Comment

ID: 9612814
Ahah! thanks guys..
yeah, my book is using version 3.xxx
i have a new book now.. i will burn the other one for wasting my time!!
thanks again..

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