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

i dont understand whats wrong with my code below. i want to insert an else block and then write inside paragraph tags

where am i missing it

index.php
<?php

    $recommendations = array();

?><html>
<body>

    <h1>Flavor Recommendations</h1>
<?php 
if(!empty($recommendations))
{?>
    <ul>
        <?php foreach($recommendations as $flavor) { ?>
            <li><?php echo $flavor; ?></li>
        <?php } ?>
    </ul>
<?php }?>
<?php   
else {
 echo "<p>There are no flavor recommendations for you.</p>";
}?>

</body>
</html>

2 Answers

Jeff Lemay
Jeff Lemay
14,266 Points

Your code is technically correct but the challenge is not passing because you close and open a php block when you don't need to. After your closing curly brace for the if statement, you close the php block with ?>. Then you immediately reopen a php block for the else portion.

Some working code

<?php

    $recommendations = array('Avocado Chocolate');

?><html>
<body>

    <h1>Flavor Recommendations</h1>
<?php
if ( ! empty($recommendations)) 
{ ?>
    <ul>
        <?php foreach($recommendations as $flavor) { ?>
            <li><?php echo $flavor; ?></li>
        <?php } ?>
    </ul>
<?php
} else { ?>
  <p>There are no flavor recommendations for you.</p>
<?php
} ?>

</body>
</html>

It's either too many php tags (as mentioned) or you're echo'ing the empty text instead of closing php tags.

Hope this helps!