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PHP Build a Simple PHP Application Integrating with PayPal HTML Forms

STAGE 5 CHALLENGE TASK 2 0F 3

Next, we need the flavor selected in the dropdown to be submitted to this process.php file. We need to be able to access it in the “flavor” element of the $_POST array, like this: $_POST["flavor"]. What two changes do we need to make to the HTML? (Hint. We need to add two new attributes. The first needs to be added to one existing HTML element, the second needs to be added to a different existing HTML element.)

form.html
<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
  <form action="process.php" method="$_POST"></form>
  <select id="flavor"name="flavor">



    <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

Alex Heil
Alex Heil
53,534 Points

hey,

in your form you currently use:

 method="$_POST"

while it should be:

 method="post"

the $_POST array is where you can later retrieve the information but the html method used to process the form is simply post. with that change in your code it will work just fine ;)