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PHP Enhancing a Simple PHP Application Adding Search: Model Using stripos: Starts with R

stripos function

The code is now displaying the right message. Thanks! Let’s change both variables to words that do start with R to make sure the code still displays the right message: change $var1 to Rocky Road and $var2 to Raspberry.


    $var1 = "Rocky Road";
    $var2 = "Rasp berry";
    $initial = "R";

    if (stripos($var1,$initial) == 1 && stripos($var2,$initial) == 1) {

        echo $var1 . " and " . $var2 . " both start with " . $initial . ".";

    } else {

        echo "Either " . $var1 . " or " . $var2 . " doesn't start with " . $initial . "; maybe neither of them do.";



SO, What's Wrong Here?

You passed task 1 but I don't see the change you were supposed to make to pass that task.

What change did you make to pass task1?

1 Answer

The mistake is that you are comparing stripos to the index 1 but actually this is the second character from the word.

It has to be that way: if(stripos($var1,$initial) == 0 && stripos($var2,$initial) == 0)

Hope that helps. Good luck!