also remember that strictly speaking, _all_ html attribute values _should_
be quoted

-----Original Message-----
From: Johnson, Kirk [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
Sent: Thursday, February 14, 2002 9:07 AM
Subject: RE: [PHP] Filling Forms with $variables

Enclose the value in quotes, like so:

<input type="text" name="name" value="<?echo "$name";?>">

The browser can't know that "Steven Walker" is all one string unless it is
quoted. It thinks the 2nd part of the name after the space is the next
attribute, unless it is quoted, i.e., it is seeing

value=Steven Walker>


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steven Walker [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 13, 2002 2:56 PM
> To: PHP
> Subject: [PHP] Filling Forms with $variables
> Hi,
> I'm having trouble setting the value of form elements using variable 
> values. For example:
> <?$name = "Steven Walker"?>
> <form name="form1" method="post" action="infocollect.php">
>       <input type="text" name="name" value=<?echo "$name";?>>
> </form>
> In the browser, the name field is only filled with "Steven", 
> and drops 
> off everything after the space. If I echo $name outside of 
> the form it 
> prints fine.

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