Hello All,

I am a PHP newbie and have all my resources set up( by that I mean PHP,Apache server etc all working fine)

I have an html file and a PHP script to handle the inputs from the html form. However when I hit submit to send the data to the PHP script I get a blank page.

Below are my files.

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN " "http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/REC -xhtml1-20000126/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<html xmlns ="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml :lang="en" lang ="en">
<head>
 	 <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"/>
	<title>HTML Form</title>
</head>

<body>

<!--Script 2.1 -from.html -->

<form action = "handle_form.php "  method="post">

<fieldset><legend> Enter you information in the form below :</legend>
<p><b>Name :</b> <input type = "text" name = "name" size ="20" maxlength = "40"/></p>

<p><b>Email :</b> <input type = "text" name ="email" size="40" maxlength ="40"/></p>

<p><b>Gender  :</b> <input type = "radio" name ="gender" value ="M" />Male
		   <input type = "radio" name ="gender" value ="F" />Female
</p>
<p><b>Age :</b>
 <select name = "age" >
	<option value ="0-30">Under 30</option>
	<option value ="30-60">Between 30 and 60</option>
	<option value ="60+">Over 60 </option>
</select></p>
<p><b>Comments :</b><textarea name = "comments" rows ="3" cols="50"></textarea></p>
</fieldset>

<div align = "center"><input type = "submit" name ="submit" value ="Submit Information"/><div>

</form>

****...and here is the PHP script handling the form above*************

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN " "http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/REC -xhtml1-20000126/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">

<html xmlns ="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml :lang="en" lang ="en">
<head>
 	 <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"/>
	<title>Form Feedback</title>
</head>

<body>

<? php # Script 2.2 -handle_form.php

echo "<p> Thank you ,<b>$name</b> for the following comments :<br/><tt>$comments</tt><p>We will reply to you at <i>$email</i>.</p>";

?>

</body>

</html>

I'd be grateful if some can explain why the handle_form.php shows up BLANK when I clik submit from the form.html.

Thank You.

Hello All,

I am a PHP newbie and have all my resources set up( by that I mean PHP,Apache server etc all working fine)

I have an html file and a PHP script to handle the inputs from the html form. However when I hit submit to send the data to the PHP script I get a blank page.

Below are my files.

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN " "http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/REC -xhtml1-20000126/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
 
<html xmlns ="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml :lang="en" lang ="en">
<head>
     <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"/>
    <title>HTML Form</title>
</head>
 
<body>
 
<!--Script 2.1 -from.html -->
 
<form action = "handle_form.php " method="post">
 
<fieldset><legend> Enter you information in the form below :</legend>
<p><b>Name :</b> <input type = "text" name = "name" size ="20" maxlength = "40"/></p>
 
<p><b>Email :</b> <input type = "text" name ="email" size="40" maxlength ="40"/></p>
 
<p><b>Gender :</b> <input type = "radio" name ="gender" value ="M" />Male
         <input type = "radio" name ="gender" value ="F" />Female
</p>
<p><b>Age :</b>
<select name = "age" >
    <option value ="0-30">Under 30</option>
    <option value ="30-60">Between 30 and 60</option>
    <option value ="60+">Over 60 </option>
</select></p>
<p><b>Comments :</b><textarea name = "comments" rows ="3" cols="50"></textarea></p>
</fieldset>
 
<div align = "center"><input type = "submit" name ="submit" value ="Submit Information"/><div>
 
</form>

****...and here is the PHP script handling the form above*************

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN " "http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/REC -xhtml1-20000126/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
 
<html xmlns ="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml :lang="en" lang ="en">
<head>
     <meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"/>
    <title>Form Feedback</title>
</head>
 
<body>
 
<? php # Script 2.2 -handle_form.php
 
echo "<p> Thank you ,<b>$name</b> for the following comments :<br/><tt>$comments</tt><p>We will reply to you at <i>$email</i>.</p>";
 
?>
 
</body>
 
</html>

I'd be grateful if some can explain why the handle_form.php shows up BLANK when I clik submit from the form.html.

Thank You.

Hi,
you can do that functions in a single page itself
without doing two seprate pages.I have altered your code and i have given that below .you check that and if any doubt means ask upto my knowledge if know i will explain

the code

<html xmlns ="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml :lang="en" lang ="en">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"/>
<title>HTML Form</title>
</head>
<?php
$name=$_REQUEST;
$comments=$_REQUEST;
$submit=$_REQUEST;
if($submit)
{
$ee="Thank you $name for the following comments :$commentsWe will reply to you at $email";
}
?>
<body>
<!--Script 2.1 -from.html -->
<form action="" method="post">
<fieldset><legend> Enter you information in the form below :</legend>
<p><? echo $ee;?> </p>
<p><b>Name :</b> <input type = "text" name = "name" size ="20" maxlength = "40" value="<?=$name?>"/></p>
<p><b>Email :</b> <input type = "text" name ="email" size="40" maxlength ="40"/></p>
<p><b>Gender :</b> <input type = "radio" name ="gender" value ="M" />Male
<input type = "radio" name ="gender" value ="F" />Female
</p>
<p><b>Age :</b>
<select name = "age" >
<option value ="0-30">Under 30</option>
<option value ="30-60">Between 30 and 60</option>
<option value ="60+">Over 60 </option>
</select></p>
<p><b>Comments :</b><textarea name="comments" rows ="3" cols="50"><?=$comments?></textarea></p>
</fieldset>
<div align = "center"><input type ="submit" name="submit" value="submit"/><div>
</form>

Hi,
you can do that functions in a single page itself
without doing two seprate pages.I have altered your code and i have given that below .you check that and if any doubt means ask upto my knowledge if know i will explain

the code

<html xmlns ="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml :lang="en" lang ="en">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"/>
<title>HTML Form</title>
</head>
<?php
$name=$_REQUEST;
$comments=$_REQUEST;
$submit=$_REQUEST;
if($submit)
{
$ee="Thank you $name for the following comments :$commentsWe will reply to you at $email";
}
?>
<body>
<!--Script 2.1 -from.html -->
<form action="" method="post">
<fieldset><legend> Enter you information in the form below :</legend>
<p><? echo $ee;?> </p>
<p><b>Name :</b> <input type = "text" name = "name" size ="20" maxlength = "40" value="<?=$name?>"/></p>
<p><b>Email :</b> <input type = "text" name ="email" size="40" maxlength ="40"/></p>
<p><b>Gender :</b> <input type = "radio" name ="gender" value ="M" />Male
<input type = "radio" name ="gender" value ="F" />Female
</p>
<p><b>Age :</b>
<select name = "age" >
<option value ="0-30">Under 30</option>
<option value ="30-60">Between 30 and 60</option>
<option value ="60+">Over 60 </option>
</select></p>
<p><b>Comments :</b><textarea name="comments" rows ="3" cols="50"><?=$comments?></textarea></p>
</fieldset>
<div align = "center"><input type ="submit" name="submit" value="submit"/><div>
</form>

Thanks for the help....but the problems still persists and I'd try to see if something else is wrong.

Your code probably has an error in it but you can't see it because error reporting is probably turned off. Put this at the top of your page:

error_reporting(E_ALL);

so see the errors.

Or if you just copy pasted azarudeen's code and didn't put in the page value for the action property in the form tag, you'll definitely get a blank page ^^

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