PHP PHP Basics PHP on the Web Date Function

Thomas Hewitt
Thomas Hewitt
17,145 Points

Confused about date() php exercise. Need help to move on with course.

Hi everyone,

I've tried the following code blocks to answer the question and each time it says I'm wrong even though the output is exactly what the question says I need? Is anyone able to help me work out why this isn't working?

Many thanks

<?php echo 'Today is ', date("F d\, Y"); ?>

<?php echo 'Today is '; //Place your code below this comment echo date("F d\, Y"); ?>

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
203,736 Points

You're close, but there's no backslash in the required output format:

<?php
echo 'Today is ';
//Place your code below this comment
echo date("F d, Y");
?>
Thomas Hewitt
Thomas Hewitt
17,145 Points

Thank you for this. I was so confused because the documentation I saw on w3 schools had that as the best way to do it. And when I tested it in the terminal the output was correct.

Really appreciate you taking the time to help. I'd never have thought to do it without the backslash.