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How to pass variable through URL and then GET that variable in to a form?


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I'm trying to get a query expansion sort of effect that shows suggestions for misspellings and then lets you click them to input them in to your form. So I have passed a variable through a hyperlink but I can't seem to GET it in to the "value" field




<form method="POST" action='AllinOneMonstaaa.php'>
        <label for="query">Query</label><br/>
        <input name="query" type="text" size="60" maxlength="60" value="<?php echo ($_GET['query']);?>" /><br /><br /> 

Notice the $_GET. I want it to be auto-filled if a user has selected an option in the previous page from the following php file. 


 if ($s_count > 1)
        echo ('<h4>Did you mean?</h4>');
        while ($ss_count <=$s_count)
        echo '<a href = "AllinOneMonstaaa.php?query='.$suggestion[$ss_count].'">'.$suggestion[$ss_count].'</a><br>';
Edited by the5thace
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Ok, so when the user selects the option, does the url then populate with something like this?




If so then 


 will populate


If it is not populating, then can you please explain in a little more detail what you are trying to do?

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Hi the5thace,


Your code is absolutely fine. I compiled your code and got some very good results. I think the problem you are having is that the variable $suggestion[$ss_count] is not generating some value during the URL creation. 

Please check  what @parkerJ has mentioned. 


Does you URL look like AllinOneMonstaaa.php?query=somevaluehere ?


Otherwise, please mention the error you are getting




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