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i have no clue on this

form.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>Ye Olde Ice Cream Shoppe</title>
</head>
<body>

    <p>Your order has been created. What flavor of ice cream would you like to add to it?</p>

    <form action="process.php" method="POST">

        <label for="flavor">Flavor</label>
        <select id="flavor" >
            <option value="">&#8212; Select &#8212;</option>
            <option value="Vanilla">Vanilla</option>
            <option value="Chocolate">Chocolate</option>
            <option value="Strawberry">Strawberry</option>
            <option value="Cookie Dough">Cookie Dough</option>

        </select>

        <input type="submit" value="Update Order">

    </form>

</body>
</html>

2 Answers

Erik McClintock
Erik McClintock
45,783 Points

Looks like you've got half of Task 2 by adding the method="post", so that's good! The piece you're missing is the name attribute on your select element. Recall that this attribute is used to reference form data after the submission.

Erik

Hi Blessing,

Task 2 of 3 requires that we:

  • set an HTTP method for the form firstly and,
  • set a 'name' attribute for the select element so it could be accessed through the $_POST variable.

You have done the first bit of it (setting the HTTP method to POST) but you have not added the name attribute with the value "flavor" to the select element. Add it as shown below and your code should work fine.

<form action='process.php' method="post">

    <label for="flavor">Flavor</label>
    <select id="flavor" name="flavor">
        <option value="">&#8212; Select &#8212;</option>
        <option value="Vanilla">Vanilla</option>
        <option value="Chocolate">Chocolate</option>
        <option value="Strawberry">Strawberry</option>
        <option value="Cookie Dough">Cookie Dough</option>
    </select>

    <input type="submit" value="Update Order">
</form>

Cheers!