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Modure Rares
Modure Rares
Courses Plus Student 9,041 Points

Why the $status does not appear in the URL ?

Hello. I have a header PHP command that redirects the user to this "suggest.php?status=thanks" when a submit button is clicked. The problem is that when i click the submit button the URL of the page is this "http://localhost/testWebsite/suggest.php=thanks" and I get an notice "undefined index status". What am i doing wrong

    if($_SERVER["REQUEST_METHOD"] == "POST") {

        $name = $_POST["name"];
        $email = $_POST["email"];
        $details = $_POST["suggestion"];

        echo "<pre>";
        $email_body = "";
        $email_body .= "Name: " . $name . "\n";
        $email_body .= "Email: ". $email . "\n";
        $email_body .= "Details: " . $details ."\n"; #this represents a linebreak 
        echo $email_body;
        echo "</pre>";




    $pageTitle = "Suggest a Improvement";
    $section = "suggest";


    <form id="suggestion" method="post" action="suggest.php">

        <h1 id="suggest-title">Suggest an Improvement</h1>

        <?php if($_GET["status"] == "thanks" && isset($_GET["status"])) {

                echo "<div id='thanks'><h1> Thank You! </h1></div>";
            } else {?>

            <label for="name">Name:</label>
            <input id="name" type="text" name="name">

            <label for="email">Email:</label>
            <input type="email" name="email" id="email">



            <label for="suggestion">Suggest:</label>
            <textarea name="suggestion" id="user_ideea">your idea...</textarea>



            <input type="submit" value="Send">

    <?php } ?>

1 Answer

Benjamin Larson
Benjamin Larson
34,055 Points

The dollar sign ($) should be changed to a question mark (?) in your query string.


Start with that and see if it fixes it.