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PHP Build a Simple PHP Application Integrating with PayPal HTML Forms

Felix Wahlberg
Felix Wahlberg
11,672 Points

Stuck, Please help!

This seems completely off topic!?

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Ye Olde Ice Cream Shoppe</title>

    <p>Your order has been created. What flavor of ice cream would you like to add to it?</p>

    <form action="process.php">

        <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>

        <input type="submit" value="Update Order">



1 Answer

Jose Soto
Jose Soto
23,407 Points

There are two methods to send data in an HTML form, GET and POST. This challenge is telling you that you need to use the POST method to send the flavor data that is selected. It would look like $_POST['flavor'].

By default, HTML forms use the GET method. How can you modify the form to use the POST method instead?

Also, you will need to add a 'name' attribute to the select element and assign it the value 'flavor'. This is how the POST data will know what 'flavor' is referring to.

You may want to re-watch the video if you're having more trouble with this.