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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 - including an if Statement

should be a straight forward task where an IF statement is included at the top to ensure the HTML list is not displayed unless the array has a value, but i appear to have gone wrong somewhere and cant find my error.

any ideas?

index.php
<?php

    $recommendations = array();

?><html>
<body>

    <h1>Flavor Recommendations</h1>

      <?php  if (!empty($recommendations)) {
                    echo "<ul>";
                        foreach($recommendations as $flavor) { 
                        echo '<li> $flavor </li>';
                        } 
                    echo "</ul>"; ?>
             }
</body>
</html>

1 Answer

Erik McClintock
Erik McClintock
45,783 Points

Phil,

If you read my previous response, disregard it. What is actually going on here is that you have added your closing PHP tag before the final closing curly brace.

You have this:

...

echo "</ul>"; ?>

}

...

You need to simply move the closing PHP tag down after the closing curly brace, and you'll be on your way, like so:

...

echo "</ul>";

} ?>

...

Erik