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PHP PHP Basics (Retired) PHP Data & Structure PHP Variables

Regina Serrambana
Regina Serrambana
1,961 Points

Should we include the HTML structure and php block above DOCTYPE declaration? Something is wrong but looks correct.

Are we supposed to include doctype and basic HTML structure? I've tried what I know to be correct code (it worked in the Treehouse workspace) but is not passing your 'check work' process.

index.php
<?php

$name = "Mike";

?>
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <meta charset=utf-8>
    <title></title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <p><?php echo $name ?></p>
  </body>
</html>

2 Answers

Lucas Santos
Lucas Santos
19,315 Points

It's probably not passing because you forgot the semicolon after $name. But you can declare your variable in the body like so:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  <head>
    <meta charset=utf-8>
    <title></title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <?php $name = "Mike"; ?>
    <p><?php echo $name; ?></p>
  </body>
</html>

From my experience, writing PHP code before the <!DOCTYPE html> is no issue. Doctype as it says, is for html :D