Try $_GET["entry_id"] or $HTTP_GET_VARS["entry_id"], depending on your
version of PHP.

---John Holmes...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Gallagher [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Sunday, April 28, 2002 4:04 AM
> Subject: [PHP] passing variables to scripts
> (yes, newbie - but I *have* tried everything I know, I swear)
> I'm trying to write a "comments" system for my site (because I think I
> can).  Basically, the script receives the ID of a particular entry
> site is a blog) via "?entry_id=<entry_id>".  It checks to see if
> a corresponding text file (<entry_id>.txt) and if so, it prints the
> contents of the text file and invites the user to input a comment.  If
> not, it prints "no comments" and invites the user... yadda yadda.
> Now, unless I'm mistaken, passing the arguments are done like so:
> Right?
> Unfortunately, it doesn't work.  That is to say, everything about the
> script works, except recognition of the $entry_id variable.  Something
> as simple as: <title>comments for entry "<?php echo("$entry_id");
> ?>"</title> returns "<title>comments for entry ""</title>.
> Saving the text file's URL to a variable:
> <?php
> $filename =$entry_id; .txt;
> ?>
> Doesn't work either.
> I had a semi-hunch (brought on by my own inexperience, no doubt) that
> maybe I had to start a session or something on the referring page.
> that (session_start();), didn't have any effect.  Bah.
> Can anyone point out what I'm doing wrong?
> --
> Mark Gallagher
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