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PHP PHP Basics PHP on the Web Date Function

Arthur Berg
Arthur Berg
11,350 Points

currentDate string concetination. Gives me right output in preview but get syntax error when trying to submit. Whats wro

currentDate string concetination. Gives me right output in preview but get syntax error when trying to submit. Whats wrong?

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

1 Answer

Stuart Wright
Stuart Wright
41,102 Points

I'm not really sure what's wrong - your code looks fine to me (I could be wrong as don't know PHP all that well). But to pass the challenge you can skip the step where you assign to variable and just echo the result of the function immediately:

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