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By default, form elements will be accessed through the $_GET array. We want to access the form elements using the $_POST

By default, form elements will be accessed through the $_GET array. We want to access the form elements using the $_POST array, like this: $_POST["flavor"]. Make the change to the HTML that will allow the process.php script to access the $_POST array. (Hint: we need to add a new attribute to an existing HTML element.)

index.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">

        <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>
adam n
adam n
57,292 Points

Try doing some background reading on the form element.

1 Answer

add method="POST" to the opening form tag after action.