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PHP PHP Basics PHP on the Web Date Function

Brett Cooper
Brett Cooper
1,534 Points

Error Message On What Looks Like Correct Output

For this exercise we are supposed to echo today's date in a specified format, which is Month, date displayed as a two-digit number, comma, and four digit year. When I check the output for my code as presented below it seems to meet that requirement, but I am still getting an error.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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

?>

1 Answer

David Evans
David Evans
10,487 Points

Hi Brett,

For PHP's date() function you do not need to use a '\' to escape a comma. You'll use \ to escape letters.

You're very close, simply remove that \ and you'll be fine.

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

Thanks, I had the same issue too