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PHP Enhancing a Simple PHP Application Adding Search: Controller & View Accounting for Empty Results

Phil Ward
Phil Ward
4,204 Points

Enhancing a PHP Application - Any idea why this task is failing?

this task is asking for the one item in the array to appear in the html from the foreach loop which loops through the array. I've added the value to the array but the task still fails?

index.php
<?php

    $recommendations = array();
    $recommendations[] = "Avocado Chocolate";

?>

<html>
<body>

  <h1>Flavor Recommendations</h1>

  <?php
      if (!empty($recommendations)) {
            echo "<ul>";
            foreach($recommendations as $flavor) {
            echo '<li> $flavor </li>';
            }
            echo "</ul>";
         } else {
            echo '<p>There are no flavor recommendations for you.</p>' ;
            }

  ?>


</body>
</html>

1 Answer

Hi, there seem to be some problem with the backend parsing algo.

Switch out your single quotes for double quotes and it will work.

echo "<li> $flavor </li>";
Phil Ward
Phil Ward
4,204 Points

Thanks so much! i was stuck on the for ages. Still haven't quite worked out when i should be using single quotes versus double quotes in PHP echo but i will get there eventually!