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PHP Build a Simple PHP Application Adding a Contact Form Working with Get Variables

Kirran Iveson
Kirran Iveson
2,191 Points

Error message I can't seem to fix

I keep getting: Fatal error: Function name must be a string in C:\xampp\htdocs\contact.php on line 34

Line 34 is this:

 <?php if (isset($_GET["status"]) AND $_GET("status") == "thanks") { ?>

Any thoughts?

Fixed markdown for the posted code. If you're curious about how to add markdown like this on your own, checkout this thread on posting code to the forum . Also, there is a link at the bottom called Markdown Cheatsheet that gives a brief overview of how to add markdown to your posts.

While you had the 3 backticks for a code block, there needs to be a blank line preceding these backticks.

2 Answers

Hi Kirran,

AND $_GET("status") is treating $_GET like a function because of the parentheses.

<?php if (isset($_GET["status"]) AND $_GET["status"] == "thanks") { ?>

Edit: the second call to _GET was using parentheses instead of square brackets. Line corrected above.

AND is not valid syntax.. use &&

Kirran Iveson
Kirran Iveson
2,191 Points

I tried switching it and nothing changes. If it is invalid they probably shouldn't put it in the video, although I've seen a few others just say that they are interchangeable (perhaps with subtle differences that new coders don't know about yet!).

AND is valid, it's just a lower precedence operator than &&.