posting variable into function doesnt work

Posted on 2009-03-31
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
hi all posting my variable $error into the showform function doesnt seem to work, can anyone tell me why?

function ShowForm($error) {
<div class="text">
<h2>Staff Log In </h2>
<form id="form" method="post" action="/includes/login.php" class="menu">
  <table width="544">
      <td><input name="txtUserName" type="text" size="20"  /></td>
      <td rowspan="5">&nbsp;</td>
      <td>Password:</td><td><input name="txtPassword" type="password" size="20" /></td>
       <td><input name="submit" type="submit" value="Login" /></td>
        <td colspan="2"><?php echo $error; ?></td>
      <td colspan="2">Lost your password? <a href="/admin/lostpass.php">Click Here</a></td>
switch(@$_GET["action"]) {
Case "adminonly":
include($_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] . '/includes/connection.php');
include($_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'] . '/includes/header.php');
$error = '<span style="padding-top:30px; color:#FF0000; ">';
$error .= '<strong>Error:</strong><br /> You need to be a member of staff to access these pages.';
$error .= '</span>';

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Question by:awilderbeast
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ahhh yes how silly of me :)

thankyou :)

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