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Brandon Brigham
Brandon Brigham
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While adding a CAPTCHA to a form I don't know how to connect it to the form itself

I added a CAPTCHA to a from in php. For some reason when the code is plugged in outside of the <form> </form> elements it works but when put inside the pre-existing form it doesn't.

Is there something I need to change to the following CAPTCHA in order for it to work within a contact form?


/** Validate captcha */ if (!empty($_REQUEST['captcha'])) { if (empty($_SESSION['captcha']) || trim(strtolower($_REQUEST['captcha'])) != $_SESSION['captcha']) { $captcha_message = "Invalid captcha"; $style = "background-color: #FF606C"; } else { $captcha_message = "Valid captcha"; $style = "background-color: #CCFF99"; }

$request_captcha = htmlspecialchars($_REQUEST['captcha']);

echo <<<HTML
    <div id="result" style="$style">
        <td>Session CAPTCHA:</td>
        <td>Form CAPTCHA:</td>

HTML; unset($_SESSION['captcha']); }


<br /><br />

<p><strong>Write the following word:</strong></p>

<form method="GET"> <img src="captcha.php" id="captcha" /><br/>

<!-- CHANGE TEXT LINK --> <a href="#" onclick=" document.getElementById('captcha').src='captcha.php?'+Math.random(); document.getElementById('captcha-form').focus();" id="change-image">Not readable? Change text.</a><br/><br/>

<input type="text" name="captcha" id="captcha-form" autocomplete="off" /><br/> <input type="submit" />