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PHP PHP Basics (Retired) PHP Data & Structure PHP Variables

Rob Axelsen
Rob Axelsen
4,082 Points

Why is this code not working in code challenge "PHP Variables"?: <?php $name = "Mike"; ?> <?php echo $name ?>

Why is this code not working in code challenge "PHP Variables"?: <?php $name = "Mike"; ?> <?php echo $name ?>

index.php
<?php

$name = "Mike";

?>

<?php echo $name ?>

You are missing semicolon. :)

<?php

$name ="Mike";

?>

<?php echo $name; ?>
Rob Axelsen
Rob Axelsen
4,082 Points

@Giorgi As long as it's the only statement in the php block, no semicolon is needed. As Grace pointed out in the thread she linked to, the problem was that the challenge required both statements to be in the same php block.

1 Answer

Rob Axelsen
Rob Axelsen
4,082 Points

Thanks! It was not stated as a requirement in the challenge. Will keep it in mind for further challenges :)