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passing values?? between pages

problem:

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?

--form.html

<HTML>
<head>
<title>form.html</title>
<META NAME="Generator" CONTENT="EditPlus">
</head>
<body>
<form action = "form.php" method = "get">
<table align = "center" border = 1 >
<tr>

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

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

<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>
</tr>
</table>
</form>
</body>
</HTML>

here is the .php code

--form.php

<?php
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>";
echo"</table>";
?>


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systemx
Asked:
systemx
1 Solution
 
DoppyNLCommented:
you have to use:
$_GET['name']
$_GET['phone']
and you're fine :)
Do pull them out of the string though, like this:

--form.php

<?php
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>";
echo"</table>";
?>
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systemxAuthor Commented:
ahh .. it works!
but why do i have to use $GET?
in the text book, they don't use get?

thanks anyways?
 :D
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DoppyNLCommented:
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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Peter MonkWeb and IT developerCommented:
systemx,

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...?

Peter.
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AgelmarJagadCommented:
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
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systemxAuthor Commented:
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!!
:D
thanks again..
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