[UPHPU] Newbie needs help

John M johnm_ul at yahoo.com
Fri Jun 10 10:53:21 MDT 2005

Everyone:  Thanks for the input so far.  I've inserted
$_REQUEST['name'] and I've used $_SERVER["PHP_SELF"]. 
At this point I'm not getting a blank page anymore. 
Right now I'm getting...(after leaving the text box
blank on the html page)

Your name:

This paragraph contains a link that passes the name
variable on to the next document

I get that response no matter what I put into the text
box on the html page.  I guess my if/else statement
isn't working right?  I'm trying to get a response
that asks me for my name again.  I know this is only
supposed to happen when I leave the html text box
blank which is what I've been doing to test this
little exercise in the book I'm reading.

Here is what I have in my php file now (anyone see any
syntax problems there?)....

$name = $_REQUEST['name'];
if (!isset($name))  {
<!-- No name has been provided, so we
 prompt the user for one.       -->

<form action="<?=$_SERVER["PHP_SELF"]?>"
Please enter your name: <input type="text" name="name"
<input type="submit" value="GO" />

<?php } else  { ?>
<p>Your name: <?=$name?></p>
<p>This paragraph contains a <a
that passes the name variable on to the next

<?php } ?>

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