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accessing the "flavor" element

I have added the ACTION=PROCESS.PHP, but struggle to get the other part of the task working which is the: to be able to access it in the "flavor" element of $_POST array, like $_POST["flavor"] /** in the <select> **/

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>

<form action="process.php" method="post"> This may help you.

2 Answers

geoffrey
geoffrey
28,724 Points

Hi, I spotted some mistakes with the given piece of code. You indeed added the right attributes and values to the form tag but you forgot to surround these values with quotes. Finally, to be able to send in the $_POST global array the selected flavor you just need to add a name attribute to the select element with the string flavor as value.

<!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" 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>

</body>
</html>

the class was the main problem... though i know now why the action looked to me so strange

thanks! :)