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Dec 14th 2003#133387 Report
Member since: Jul 19th 2003
Posts: 810
So, Basically i have been learning/trying to learn a bit of PHP over the last few days. I came across a tutorial on codewlakers.com for a basic news system, anyways..... i followed the first part of the tutrorial and it all worked fine... but then, when i was trying to do the second part and i tested it i got

Parse error: parse error in /home/lazyroll/public_html/testsites/addnews.php on line 152


Can anyone see why?? :: This is the code :
[code]
<FORM ACTION="<?=$PHP_SELF?>" METHOD="POST" NAME="newsentry">

Your name:<BR>

<INPUT TYPE="text" SIZE="30" NAME="name"><BR>

The News:<BR>

<TEXTAREA NAME="news" COLS="40" ROWS="5"></TEXTAREA><BR><BR>

News Password:<BR>

<INPUT TYPE="password" SIZE="30" NAME="password"><BR>

<INPUT TYPE="submit" NAME="submit" VALUE="Post it!"><BR>

</FORM>
[/code]
Line 152 is the very bottom of that.... the code is just a snippet obviously.. Help please !!!
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Dec 14th 2003#133398 Report
Member since: Nov 26th 2001
Posts: 2586
use the [ php ] [ / php ] tags so we can view your code =)

Parse errors are parse errors. You have an error in your syntax. If you see the error line at the end of the code, it usually means you forgot like a closing bracket somewhere that wraps the entire script, for example.
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Dec 14th 2003#133402 Report
Member since: Jul 19th 2003
Posts: 810
thanks..... i will put the proper code in......

shall i put the WHOLE code in or just the bit with the error?
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Dec 14th 2003#133410 Report
Member since: May 18th 2003
Posts: 324
post the whole code at http://codedump.phpfreaks.com and then post the link here.
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Dec 14th 2003#133445 Report
Member since: Mar 29th 2003
Posts: 1326
Or just post the whole code here...I'm guessing its not that long...

tom
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Dec 14th 2003#133479 Report
Member since: Mar 20th 2001
Posts: 3367
Its most probably syntax error. I edited you post but there's only the form, nothing on the PHP code itself.
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Dec 15th 2003#133513 Report
Member since: Jul 19th 2003
Posts: 810
below as raw code :

[php]


Untitled Document




echo "

Current News

\n";
$data = file('news.txt');
foreach($data as $key=>$element) {
$element = trim($element);
$pieces = explode("|", $element);
echo $pieces[2] . "
" . "Posted by " . $pieces[1] . " on " . $pieces[0] . "\n";
echo " Delete\n";
echo " Edit\n";
echo "

\n";
if($action == "delete" && isset($HTTP_POST_VARS['pass'])) {
if($action == "delete") {
echo "

You are about to delete the following news item.

\n";
$data = file('news.txt');
$element = trim($data[$id]);
$pieces = explode("|", $element);
echo $pieces[2] . "
" . "Posted by " . $pieces[1] . " on " . $pieces[0] . "\n";
echo "

\n";
echo "Are you sure you want to delete this news item? If so, enter the password and click on Delete.
\n";
echo "
\n";
echo "Password:
\n";
echo "
\n";
echo "\n";
echo "
\n";
echo "
\n";
exit;
}
if($action == "delete" && isset($HTTP_POST_VARS['password'])) {
if($HTTP_POST_VARS['password'] == "pass") {
$data = file('news.txt');
array_splice($data,$id,1);
$fp = fopen('news.txt','w');
foreach($data as $element) {
fwrite($fp, $element);
}
fclose($fp);
echo "Item deleted!

\n";
echo "Go Back\n";
exit;
} else {
echo "Bad password!\n";
exit;
}
if($action == "edit") {
$data = file('news.txt');
$element = trim($data[$id]);
$pieces = explode("|", $element);
$news = str_replace("
","\r\n",$pieces[2]);
echo "Make the changes you would like and press save.
\n";
echo "
\n";
echo "Name:
\n";
echo "
\n";
echo "The News:
\n";
echo "

\n";
echo "Password:
\n";
echo "
\n";
echo "\n";
echo "\n";
echo "
\n";
echo "
\n";
exit;
}
if($action == "edit" && isset($HTTP_POST_VARS['password'])) {
if($HTTP_POST_VARS['password'] == "pass") {
$line = $HTTP_POST_VARS['date'] . "|" . $HTTP_POST_VARS['name'];
$line .= "|" . $HTTP_POST_VARS['news'];
$line = str_replace("\r\n","
",$line);
$line .= "\r\n";
$data = file('news.txt');
$data[$id] = $line;
reset($data);
$fp = fopen('news.txt','w');
foreach($data as $element) {
fwrite($fp, $element);
}
fclose($fp);
echo "Item Edited!

\n";
echo "Go Back\n";
exit;
} else {
echo "Bad password!\n";
exit;
}
}
echo "
\n";
echo "

Add News

\n";
if($HTTP_POST_VARS['submit']) {
if($HTTP_POST_VARS['password'] == 'pass') {
if(!$HTTP_POST_VARS['name']) {
echo "You must enter a name";
exit;
}
if(!$HTTP_POST_VARS['news']) {
echo "You must enter some news";
exit;
}
if(strstr($HTTP_POST_VARS['name'],"|")) {
echo "Name cannot contain the pipe symbol - |";
exit;
}
if(strstr($HTTP_POST_VARS['news'],"|")) {
echo "News cannot contain the pipe symbol - |";
exit;
}
$fp = fopen('news.txt','a');
if(!$fp) {
echo "Error opening file!";
exit;
}
$line = date("m.d.y") . "|" . $HTTP_POST_VARS['name'];
$line .= "|" . $HTTP_POST_VARS['news'];
$line = str_replace("\r\n","
",$line);
$line .= "\r\n";
fwrite($fp, $line);
if(!fclose($fp)) {
echo "Error closing file!";
exit;
}
echo "News added!\n";
} else {
echo "Bad Password";
}
}

?>

Your name:



The News:




News Password:








[/php]
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Dec 15th 2003#133520 Report
Member since: Mar 20th 2001
Posts: 3367
Can't seem to figure it out. Only thing I can find is that you missed one closing "}" for the first if statement(if i read the code correctly)
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Dec 15th 2003#133523 Report
Member since: Jul 19th 2003
Posts: 810
So you are saying its should look like this :

[PHP] if($action == "delete" && isset($HTTP_POST_VARS['pass'])) {
if($action == "delete") {
echo "

You are about to delete the following news item.

\n";
}[/PHP]

that right?
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Dec 15th 2003#133532 Report
Member since: Jul 19th 2003
Posts: 810
its ok now all sorted :

www.pixelated-designs.co.uk/testsites/addnews2.php

Thanks for helping
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