FAQ: HTML Form Handling in PHP - Using the "action" Attribute

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Open greet_user.php and replace - How to open a file?

!–Add code here-- - Where is it?

No solution!

There is a tab “greet_user.php” next to “index.php”.

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second Instructions, am i doing something wrong?

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Open greet_user.php and replace

with the user’s name. Use the PHP shorthand for echo within HTML ( <?= ).

Be sure to use the $_GET superglobal.

You should concatenate (using PHP’s . operator) the user’s first name with a space ( " " ) and then the user’s last name.

my code in greet_user.php:

Thanks!

Your name has been recorded as:

<?=$_GET["first"] . " " . $_GET["last"];?>

Reset

when i fill the form and click submit i see my name on greet_user.php, but i got error message: Did you modify the code in greet_user.php to print the user’s first name concatenated with their last ? The data should be coming from the $_GET superglobal.

Well, this appears to be correct, although you don’t need a semicolon when using the short echo tags.

You could simply write:

<?=$_GET['first'] . " " . $_GET['last']?>

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It’s fixed, thank you so much!

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