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echo <a href=\"$row['link'].'\">$row['thumb'].'</a>;

gives me

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '<', expecting ',' or ';' in /xxx/xxx/xx/xx/xx/thumbnail.php on line 23

any idea how to fix

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You have your quotes messed up.

[code]<?php
echo '<a href="' . $row['link'] . '">' . $row['thumb'] . '</a>';
?>[/code]

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worked, thanks. btw, how do you know where the quotes go and how to set em up properly?

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Ok. Single quotes and double quotes have a slight difference in PHP. There is more than one way to code your example.

Code 1:
[code]<?php
echo "<a href=\"$row['link']\">$row['thumb']</a>";
?>[/code]

Code 2:

[code]<?php
echo '<a href="' . $row['link'] . '">' . $row['thumb'] . '</a>';
?>[/code]

When you use double quotes while echoing a string, you don't need to concatenate the string with your variables. You can just echo them within the string. But with this technique, you do need to escape other double quotes in the string with a backslash(\).

If you use single quotes while echoing a string, you have to concatenate(.) the string together with the variables, as in Code 2.

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i see. well i ran into another error. its different.

[code]
    echo "' . $row['name'] . '"
            <br>
            <table border='0' width='100%' id='table1'>
                <tr>";
[/code]

it generated this error

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_ENCAPSED_AND_WHITESPACE, expecting T_STRING or T_VARIABLE or T_NUM_STRING in xx/x/xxx/x/xxx on line 12

can anyone help fix pleaseeee

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[code]<?php
echo "$row['name']
            <br>
            <table border='0' width='100%' id='table1'>
                <tr>";
?>[/code]

If you use double quotes to echo with, you DO NOT need to concatenate your variable into your string.

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ah, i tried that, but then i got the exact same error as well.

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Try this:

[code]<?php
echo $row['name'] . "<br><table border='0' width='100%' id='table1'><tr>";
?>[/code]

[!--coloro:#990000--][span style=\"color:#990000\"][!--/coloro--]Jeremy[!--colorc--][/span][!--/colorc--]

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