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PHP Build a Simple PHP Application Integrating with PayPal HTML Forms

Devin Scheu
Devin Scheu
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Help With PHP

Here's the question: The code below contains a simple HTML form. It looks fine in the browser, but it does not send the information to the server. In this code challenge, we’ll make a few modifications so that it will. First, we need the data submitted to a process.php file in the same folder as this form.html. What do we need to add to the HTML? (Hint: we need to add one attribute to an existing HTML element.)

Here's my code:

<html>
<head>
    <title>Ye Olde Ice Cream Shoppe</title>
</head>
<body>

    <p>Your order has been created. What flavor of ice cream would you like to add to it?</p>

    <form>

        <label for="flavor">Flavor</label>
        <select id="flavor">
            <option value="">&#8212; Select &#8212;</option>
            <option value="Vanilla">Vanilla</option>
            <option value="Chocolate">Chocolate</option>
            <option value="Strawberry">Strawberry</option>
            <option value="Cookie Dough">Cookie Dough</option>
        </select>

        <input type="submit" value="Update Order">

    </form>

</body>
</html>

1 Answer

You just have to add action attribute to form element.

action attribute takes in location address where do you want collected data to be sent. Basically where form is submitted to.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>Ye Olde Ice Cream Shoppe</title>
</head>
<body>

    <p>Your order has been created. What flavor of ice cream would you like to add to it?</p>

    <form action="process.php">

        <label for="flavor">Flavor</label>
        <select id="flavor">
            <option value="">&#8212; Select &#8212;</option>
            <option value="Vanilla">Vanilla</option>
            <option value="Chocolate">Chocolate</option>
            <option value="Strawberry">Strawberry</option>
            <option value="Cookie Dough">Cookie Dough</option>
        </select>

        <input type="submit" value="Update Order">

    </form>

</body>
</html>