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  1. #1
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    Hi,
    I am trying to test a very simple form to see if i can display the input in another page. But it doesnt display anything in the destination page.

    Here is the html code in the first file:
    <form method="post" action"displayresults.php">
    first input:<br/>
    <input type="text" name="myinput1" />

    and in displayresults.php I have the following code
    $myinput1=$_POST['myinput1'];
    echo $myinput1;
    And it is not displaying any info that I entered.
    I have two questions:
    1-Why this does not work, what's wrong?
    2-When I submit values in the first file, where and when do those values get stored? Does it get sent right away to the destination page? I mean lets say I submit info and then turn off my computer and then next day when I open displayresults.php is it supposed to show the result or do you need to do it in the same session, or how does this work?

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  3. #2
    WDF Staff mlseim's Avatar
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    Question 2 first ...
    It gets sent right away to the destination page (it is "posted" as you defined).
    It will not save it unless you're using sessions. There is another possibility where the
    variable could be used again ... if "globals" are enabled:
    http://us2.php.net/register_globals

    Question 1 ...
    What you're doing should work. Hard to tell from your example, but I'm assuming
    you also have a "submit button" and </form> at the end of your form?
    Maybe you can show us your actual form (give us the URL).



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