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Thread: display form input in another page

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2007

    display form input in another page

    I am trying to test a very simple form to see if i can display the input in another page. But it doesnt display anything in the destination page.

    Here is the html code in the first file:
    <form method="post" action"displayresults.php">
    first input:<br/>
    <input type="text" name="myinput1" />

    and in displayresults.php I have the following code
    echo $myinput1;
    And it is not displaying any info that I entered.
    I have two questions:
    1-Why this does not work, what's wrong?
    2-When I submit values in the first file, where and when do those values get stored? Does it get sent right away to the destination page? I mean lets say I submit info and then turn off my computer and then next day when I open displayresults.php is it supposed to show the result or do you need to do it in the same session, or how does this work?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Chicago area, Soon Germany
    <form action="displayresults.php" method="post">
    You are missing the = sign in the action attribute. Those values are stored only as a one time accessible variable. The variable is carried only so far as the next page. If you want to save it over longer time, you have to save it in a cookie or in a database.

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