Hello all!

I have a problem with my code. My server uses php4 and instead of upgrading and dealing with the crappy company I'm using, I decided to learn the basics of php4 and use it for now.

My problem is when I try to transfer information from one page to the next. One page has a link that says this:

<html>
<a href="http://www.mysite.com/thispage?fruit=banana&color_name=yellow">
Banana
</a>
</html>

The next page says this:

<?php
$fruittype=$_GET['fruit'];
$colorname=$_GET['color_name'];

$fruitcolor=$fruittype. ", " .$colorname;

echo $fruitcolor;
?>

For some reason this doesn't work and I can't seem to figure out why. Any help will be greatly appreciated!!!

~Amy

Well, there may be several reasons for not getting any result.
First of all, you should have 2 pages - this_page and next_page.

Your link shown on this_page and pointing to the next_page must be

<a href="http://www.mysite.com/nex_tpage.php?fruit=banana&color_name=yellow">

instead of

<a href="http://www.mysite.com/this_page.php?fruit=banana&color_name=yellow">

Next, next_page must have the code for handling the variables sent by get as you correctly did

<?php
$fruittype=$_GET['fruit'];
$colorname=$_GET['color_name'];

$fruitcolor=$fruittype. ", " .$colorname;

echo $fruitcolor;
?>

Also - check your php version and note the following:
QUOTE
$HTTP_GET_VARS contains the same initial information, but is not a superglobal. (Note that $HTTP_GET_VARS and $_GET are different variables and that PHP handles them as such)
Version PHP4.1.0
Description Introduced $_GET that deprecated $HTTP_GET_VARS.

And last but not least, make sure PHP and Apache are running!!!

Read my post carefylly!

First check if you have written both pages correctly - the send page and the display page.
Then if it is OK, try changing to $_HTTP_GET_VARS instead of $_GET.

Everything was as you said...I'm wondering if I should contact the server owner and see if I can get them to update php. It seems ridiculous to have php4. I do not want to go and change all of this!!! With as many links and information I have, it would take a long time!

Ok, a simple test,

create a file named myfile.php In that file enter the following code.

<?php
if (isset($_GET['test_get']) && $_GET['test_get']== 'test')
  {
  echo 'It\'s working using $_GET method!';
  }
else
  {
  echo '<a href='.$_SERVER['PHP_SELF'].'?test_get=test>Click here to test!</a>';
  }
?>

Then tell me what is the output when you open it with the browser. An error, a link only, or it displays the message, or something else. Please note I will check this tomorrow, as it is 1a.m. here, so i think of going to bed now.

Okay, I put it on a page and uploaded it onto the web to test it out. And nothing showed at all. I am using Webstudio so I'm thinking maybe there's something wrong on their end. I can't get anything figured out :(

<sigh> Hope I can get something figured out. Hopefully I'll hear back from you tomorrow :) Gnight

Hmm...trully awkward. Either there is no php running or there is something really wrong.
Ok, last one. Create one file named e.g. info.php
Into it insert ONLY this line <?php phpinfo();?>
Upload it on the web server and access it via your browser.
You should get full information about PHP loaded on the server, together with web server details, etc...

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