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PHP PHP Basics PHP on the Web Date Function

Kiwi Moe
Kiwi Moe
3,365 Points

showed right on my computer...but..

As a developer, you'll spend a lot of time in the documentation. For this code challenge, you'll need to check out the documentation for the date function to see details about formatting.

Use a SINGLE date function to display today's date in the message. Use the following format: full month, day of the month with leading 0, comma and 4 digit year.

Example: Today is July 04, 2016

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

Bummer! You have not passed the correct string for formatting. Your date SHOULD return: May 11, 2018

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

1 Answer

andren
andren
28,519 Points

The challenge checker for this task is very picky. And not just about the result of your code, but how that code is formatted.

It specifically looks for this line to be present in the solution (with this exact spacing):

echo date("F d, Y")

Because you have a space between the opening parenthesis and the string. Which the challenge was not expecting, it fails your code. Even though the code produces the right result.

If you simply remove that space like this:

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

Then your code will pass.