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Mindapolis
post Dec 27 2011, 02:18 PM
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Hi, I'm trying to make a form sticky but when I display it on the web I get a blank page. I'm following the example given in my PHP book I'm wondering if there 's an error in the book because it has 2 closing form tags which I didn't think was right. I'm going to paste the code and attach the page that has the example I'm following.
For some reason it 's not uploading the example. Are pdfs allowed?

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<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>
</head>

<body>
<?php
    $errors=array();
    if(isset($_POST['submit'])){
        validate_input(); //checks for empty fields
        if(count($errors) !=0){
            display_form();
        }
        else {
            display_form();
        }
    }
    function validate_input(){
        global $errors;
        if($_POST["name"]  == ""){
            $errors['name']="<font color='red'>
            please enter your name </font>";
        }
    }
   function display_form(){
          global $errors;
?>
<form action="" method="post">
    Name:  <input name="name" type="text" size="10" maxlength="10" value = "<?php echo $_POST[name]; ?>"/>
    <br />  
    <?php echo $errors['name']; ?>
<br />  
    Email:  <input name="email" type="text" size="15" maxlength="30" /><br />  
<input name="submit " type="submit" value="submit " />
</form>
<?php
   }
?>
</body>
</html>


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post Dec 27 2011, 03:21 PM
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I see only one closing tag for FORM.


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post Dec 27 2011, 03:36 PM
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but I'm not getting any errors
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post Dec 27 2011, 04:07 PM
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I'm confused. What is the problem?


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post Dec 27 2011, 05:37 PM
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QUOTE(Mindapolis @ Dec 27 2011, 08:18 PM) *
I'm following the example given in my PHP book

There are several errors in the example that you should be able to spot yourself. If not, you're moving on too fast with the book...




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post Dec 27 2011, 05:46 PM
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I'd say that if the examples in the books have errors, you're reading the wrong book.

Sorry, can't help with the original question. Not that I'm sure what it is anymore.


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One thing though, have you checked if the book has an errata page online? May be something there if it has.


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QUOTE(Mindapolis @ Dec 27 2011, 08:18 PM) *

For some reason it 's not uploading the example. Are pdfs allowed?


I honestly don't know. Darin?


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QUOTE(Mindapolis @ Dec 27 2011, 08:18 PM) *
For some reason it 's not uploading the example. Are pdfs allowed?
I honestly don't know. Darin?
PDF files are allowed. Or at least, they should be. What happens when you try to upload one?


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post Dec 27 2011, 07:39 PM
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To the left of the attachment field it says "Global Space Left: 4.13mb". Does that mean what it sounds like? unsure.gif


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post Dec 27 2011, 08:53 PM
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Darin, it acts like it uploads the pdf but it does not. Also, when I view the script on the web I get a blank page and it should display a form. //
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post Dec 27 2011, 09:26 PM
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