RE: [PHP] how can php get the values of a group of checkboxthank you, but what if all 
the checkboxes are generated dynamicly? I mean, I do not know how many checkboxes 
where will be until the php script generate the html page completely. if i have them 
unique names, it is kind of boring when php loads $_GET[] because it will be 

For a group checkboxes with the same name, there will be no such problem. 
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Van Andel, Robert 
  Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2002 4:26 PM
  Subject: RE: [PHP] how can php get the values of a group of checkbox

  Check boxes should not be given the same name.  Radio buttons should to denote a 
grouping.  In other words, if you want to have a bunch of radio buttons indicating a 
choice between items (say bananas, oranges, and apples), you would name them the same 
thing and give them each a different value.  Checkboxes need to be given unique names 
to identify them.  Using the example above, you would have three check boxes one 
called bananas, one called oranges and one called apples.  They are given the value of 
true when they are submitted.  You could probably hard code the value as well, but I 
rarely do so.

  Robbert van Andel 

  -----Original Message----- 
  From: Xin Qi [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] 
  Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2002 11:14 AM 
  Subject: [PHP] how can php get the values of a group of checkbox 

  hi there, 

  if i have a group of checkboxes, and they have the SAME name, when they are 
  submited into a php script, how can this php file get the value of each 

  since they have the same name, $_GET["checkbox_name"] only returns the last 


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