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Facebook FBML markup not working with PHP

Posted on 2008-10-13
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I have a problem with getting the fbml markup to work in the footprints example from Facebook. Yes this is my first Facebook app tryout :).

My setup is :
IIS 6.0 W2003
PHP 5.2.6
MySQL 5.0
Files : Footprints example downloaded from http://svn.facebook.com/svnroot/platform/clients/packages/facebook-platform.tar.gz

The Application works fine in almost all ways except for the <fb:name firstnameonly="true" uid="<?=$user?>" useyou="false"/> command not showing my name, hence fbml not working.

Howeve if I add these variables in line 15  
   $user_info = $facebook->api_client->users_getInfo($user, 'first_name');
   $firstname = $user_info[0]['first_name'];
and switch
  <?php echo $firstname?> with <fb:name firstnameonly="true" uid="<?=$user?>" useyou="false"/> in line 31 everything works fine.

$facebook->get_add_url() does not work either.

Is that the only solution to this with my setup or am I forgetting some library in the php setup?
Hints are very much appreciated.

Also just wondering if there should be a reference to fbml in php.ini
<?php
 
// the facebook client library
include_once '../php/facebook.php';
 
// some basic library functions
include_once 'lib.php';
 
// this defines some of your basic setup
include_once 'config.php';
 
$facebook = new Facebook($api_key, $secret);
$facebook->require_frame();
$user = $facebook->require_login();
 
if (isset($_POST['to'])) {
  $prints_id = (int)$_POST['to'];
  $prints = do_step($user, $prints_id);
} else {
  if (isset($_GET['to'])) {
    $prints_id = (int)$_GET['to'];
  } else {
    $prints_id = $user;
  }
  $prints = get_prints($prints_id);
}
 
?>
<div style="padding: 10px;">
 
  <h2>Hi <fb:name firstnameonly="true" uid="<?=$user?>" useyou="false"/>  !</h2><br/>
  <a href="<?= $facebook->get_add_url() ?>">Put Footprints in your profile</a>, if you haven't already!
    <form method="post" >
<?php
      if ($prints_id != $user) {
        echo 'Do you want to step on <fb:name uid="' . $prints_id . '"/>?';
        echo '<input type="hidden" name="to" value="' . $prints_id . '"/>';
      } else {
        echo '<br/>Step on a friend:';
        echo '<fb:friend-selector idname="to"/>';
      }
?>
      <input value="step" type="submit"/>
    </form>
  <hr/>
  These are <fb:name uid="<?= $prints_id ?>" possessive="true"/> Footprints:<br/>
  <?php echo render_prints($prints, 10); ?>
  <div style="clear: both;"/>
</div>

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2 things.

1 - What is the HTML output for this?

2 - Change ...

<?=$user?>

to

<?php echo $user; ?>

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For thing 1, do a view source on the page that is displayed and extract the bit relating to this question.
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Thanks for the input, I came to the same conclusion... there was a variable in php.ini that I forgot to set on
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