FYI, this really is not the appropriate mailing list for these types of questions.

Are you positive they are empty lines? i.e., are they in the html code of the page, or only appear as empty space in the rendered page?

If they are just in the rendered page, in addition to losing the "</div>" in the middle of your table (as someone has suggested), you might also want to check your stylesheets. In particular, this looks like it could cause some strange things to happen depending on what you're doing with it:
<td class="first-col">

Try loading up firebug and looking at the table element and the elements around it to see if there is some strange padding. Or, try disabling any stylesheets you are loading with the page to see if it still renders in an undesirable way.

Good luck,

On 11/25/2012 07:05 PM, Jim Giner wrote:
On 11/25/2012 5:39 PM, Ethan Rosenberg, PhD wrote:
List -

Any more ideas.
Keep on debugging


Jim -

I've been at this for a few weeks, and am stuck.
Thanks for all your help.



On Nov 25, 2012, at 1:59 PM, "Ethan Rosenberg, PhD"
<> wrote:

On 11/25/2012 12:56 PM, Jim Giner wrote:

On 11/25/2012 12:46 PM, Ethan Rosenberg, PhD wrote:
Dear list -

When I run the following code, the results are preceded by at least one screen full of blank lines. I am showing you a large code block since I
do not know where the error is:

     if(isset($_REQUEST['Sex'])&& trim($_POST['Sex']) != '' )
         if ($_REQUEST['Sex'] === "0")
             $sex = 'Male';

             $sex = 'Female';

             $allowed_fields = array
                 ('Site' => 's',  'MedRec' => 'i', 'Fname' => 's',
'Lname' => 's','Phone'=> 's',   'Height' => 'i',   'Sex' => 's',
                 'Hx' => 's','Bday' => 's',  'Age' => 'i'

                  echo "ouch";

             // Configure the query and the acceptable params to put
into the WHERE clause
             $sql12 = 'SELECT * FROM Intake3 WHERE 1';

            // Magically put everything together
             $types = '';
             $args = array();
             foreach( $allowed_fields as $k => $type )
              if( !array_key_exists( $k, $allowed_fields ) )
                     if( ($_POST[$k]) != '')
$args[] = &$_POST[$k]; // Note the addition of
the ampersand here
                         $types .= $type;
                         $sql12 .= " AND ($k = ?)";
             $stmt = mysqli_stmt_init($cxn);
             mysqli_stmt_prepare( $stmt, $sql12 );

             if( !$stmt )
                 throw new Exception( 'Error preparing statement' );

             // Put the statement and types variables at the front of
the params to pass to mysqli_stmt_bind_param()
             array_unshift( $args, $stmt, $types ); // Note that I've
moved this call. Apparently it doesn't pass back the result. I guess
sometimes I just forget these things.

             // mysqli_stmt_bind_param()
             if( !call_user_func_array( 'mysqli_stmt_bind_param',
$args ) )
             throw new Exception( 'Failed calling
mysqli_stmt_bind_param' );

             if( !mysqli_stmt_execute( $stmt ) )
                 throw new Exception( 'Error while executing
statement' );

             mysqli_stmt_bind_result( $stmt,  $Site, $MedRec, $Fname,
$Lname, $Phone, $Height, $Sex, $Hx, $Bday, $Age);

             if(count($errors_array) == 0)

<center><b>Search Results</b></center><br />
<!--  This is the block that prints about one screen full down bellow
the Search Results header -->

<table border="4" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="55" rules="all"
frame="box" style="table-layout: fixed;">
<tr class="heading">
<th>Medical Record</th>
<th>First Name</th>
<th>Last Name</th>

<?php             $i = 0;
                         $vara2 = array(array($Site, $MedRec, $Fname,
$Lname, $Phone, $Height, $Sex, $Hx, $Bday, $Age));

                         $vara2[$i][0]    = $Site;
                         $vara2[$i][1]    = $MedRec;
                         $vara2[$i][2]    = $Fname;
                         $vara2[$i][3]    = $Lname;
                         $vara2[$i][4]    = $Phone;
                         $vara2[$i][5]    = $Height;
                         $vara2[$i][6]    = $Sex;
                         $vara2[$i][7]    = $Hx;
                         $vara2[$i][8]    = $Bday;
                         $vara2[$i][9]    = $Age;

                         echo "<tr>\n";
                         $_SESSION['exe'] = 2;
<td> <?php echo $vara2[$i][0]?> </td><br />
<td> <?php echo $vara2[$i][1]?> </td><br />
<td> <?php echo $vara2[$i][2]?> </td><br />
<td> <?php echo $vara2[$i][3]?> </td><br />
<td> <?php echo $vara2[$i][4]?> </td><br />
<td> <?php echo $vara2[$i][5]?> </td><br />
<td> <?php echo $vara2[$i][6]?> </td><br />
<td class="first-col"><?php echo $vara2[$i][7] ?></td><br />
<td> <?php echo $vara2[$i][8]?> </td><br />
<td> <?php echo $vara2[$i][9]?> </td><br />
<?php                     echo "</tr>\n";
                         $i = $i +1;

                 } while (mysqli_stmt_fetch($stmt)); //end do-while
                     $imax = $i;
                     echo "</table>";
                     echo "</center>";
                     echo "</form>";

             }    //    end count($errors_array)

Help and advice, please


If this is the ACTUAL code you are executing you need to remember to
NOT include any blank lines.  Each and every one gets echoed to the
client and with all the blank lines I see above, that could very well
be a full but empty page.

Jim -

Thank you.

I removed all the blank lines, and get the same behavior.



I see nothing in this code but you really should do some more debugging. Add some echos all around in your script so you can see where the blank lines are coming from. Come on - we can't do your work for you - you have to be creative and find a way to isolate and identify your problem.

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