I don't want to start a tangent here, but the most accepted way for
generating HTML with PHP is to NOT generate HTML with PHP.  Thus, the
original code should be written like this:

:: BEGIN input.html ::
<div style="position: relative; text-align: center;">
 <form method="post" action="name.php">
  <input type="text" name="lastname" size="75">
  <input type="submit" name = "submit" value="Search for Last Name">
:: END input.html ::

:: BEGIN name.php ::
 * HTTP_POST variables from form:
 * 1) $lastname
 * Access them with:
 * 1) $HTTP_POST_VARS["lastname"]
You searched for <b><?= $HTTP_POST_VARS["lastname"] ?></b> and something
:: END name.php ::

As far as the POST/GET question, you technically can use POST and GET
methods simultaneously, but it's nasty.  For best results, stay away from
the register_globals functionality and use $HTTP_POST_VARS[] and
$HTTP_GET_VARS[] instead.

Last thing:
Go to WeSellBooksByTheMillions and buy a good PHP book for reference.  They
have lots of basics like this in them.  I prefer most anything from Wrox
Press (http://www.wrox.com/)


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