On Jul 26, 5:26 pm, "Alex McAuley" <webmas...@thecarmarketplace.com>
wrote:
> because its being sent as an array.. php cannot directly read javascript
> arrays and as such you have to json encode/decode it

Thanks Alex - I have not so far used json - can you suggest a good
site for help on this? Simple, sample code would be very helpful to
help me get started.

Cheers,

Geoff

>
> Alex Mcauleyhttp://www.thevacancymarket.com
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "geoffcox" <g...@freeuk.com>
> To: "Prototype & script.aculo.us" <prototype-scriptaculous@googlegroups.com>
> Sent: Sunday, July 26, 2009 5:22 PM
> Subject: [Proto-Scripty] what causes this? prototype/javascript/php ?!
>
> > Hello,
>
> > I am not clear where the problem is with this situation.
>
> > The html/javascript used Ajax.Updater to send data to a php file which
> > inserts the data into mysql.
>
> > Oddly, to me ay any rate, print_r($_POST) and echo give different
> > results with chrome/safari and firefox.
>
> > With firefox I get the extra empty element and would like to know why.
>
> > Cheers,
>
> > Geoff
>
> > 1. with chrome/safari I get
>
> > (a) print_r($_POST) gives
>
> > Array ( [firstnum] => 1 [lastnum] => 3 [groupname] => test [usercode]
> > => A1 [mysql_p11] => 10 [mysql_p12] => 20 [mysql_p13] => 30 [_] => )
>
> > (b) echo gives
>
> > 'test',
> > 'test','A1',
> > 'test','A1','10',
> > 'test','A1','10','20',
> > 'test','A1','10','20','30',
> > 'test','A1','10','20','30','',
>
> > 2. with Firefox/IE the [_] => and the '', are not present.
>
> > 3. The Javascript code
>
> > <script type="text/javascript">
>
> > var startValue = 1;
> > var endValue = 3;
> > var p1 = [];
> > var group = "test";
> > var code_given = "A1";
>
> > var params = {};
>
> > params["firstnum"] = startValue;
> > params["lastnum"] = endValue;
> > params["groupname"] = group;
> > params["usercode"] = code_given;
>
> > p1[1] = 10;
> > p1[2] = 20;
> > p1[3] = 30;
>
> > for (i=startValue;i<(endValue+1);i++) {
> > params["mysql_p1" + i] = p1[i];
> > }
>
> >     new Ajax.Updater(
> >        'updateDiv',
> >        'fv-p1-arrays4-mysql-test.php',
> >        {
> >            asynchronous:true,
> >            method:'post',
> >            parameters: params
> >        }
> >    );
>
> > </script>
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