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#1 AdRock

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 05:41 PM

I am having trouble redirecting to another page after form information has been entered into a database

Here is the code that I use to insert into the database

@mysql_select_db($database) or die( "Unable to select database");

$query = "INSERT INTO news VALUES ('','$title','$content','')";


header ('location:http://www.mysite.com/index.php?page=confirm');
There is no html or head just what you see in the code.

I am trying to open a confirmation page telling the user that the data has been stored after they click the submit button
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#2 kalivos

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 05:45 PM

you might try

header("LOCATION: index.php?page=confirm");

For security reasons, you might consider looking into adding addslashes() or strip_tags() to $title and $content.
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#3 tomfmason

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 05:48 PM

first of all you should read the sticky on headers

but here is how your header should look.

header('Location: http://www.mysite.com/index.php?page=confirm');

You want to make sure that there is no white space after the ?> in your connection.php or you will get the error Cannot modify headers blablabla

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#4 johnwhello

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Posted 16 October 2006 - 03:14 AM

header doesn't work at all in my .php files. It just won't redirect, even when using an empty-like .php file:

<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<title>Mail form</title>

header("Location: http://www.google.com");

How come my 'header' just won't redirect?

I tried:
- http://nl2.php.net/m...tion.header.php
location starts with capital letter
- http://www.google.com/
- google.com
- www.google.com
- single and double quotes
- right in the end/ begin of <body> tag

So maybe something in the php.ini/ httpd.conf to be set?

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