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03-08-2009, 09:44 AM
Heres a curly one for yous.
I have about 20 links on a page that I need to have a variable associated with it
Ie: if you click on the link <a href=USA.php>NEW YORK</A> it will take you to USA.php but display the city of New York at the top of the page. the next link would be <a href=USA.php>Detroit</A> this would also take you to the USA.php
but would display Detroit at the top of the page and so on
The way I imagine this would work is by something like this

<a href=USA.php<?php[$USA=New York]?> New York </a>
<a href=USA.php<?php[$USA=Detroit]?> Detroit</a>

i would then have to pass the variable $USA to a session so that it carrys to the next page and is displayed.

Am I on the right track or is there a better way of doing this?http://www.programmingtalk.com/pt_images/images/smilies/confused.gif

I would also like other things to change not just the name at the top but If i can figure out how to carry a different value for each of 20 or so links/variable across to one page I think I could work the rest out.
Cheers in advance

03-08-2009, 12:13 PM
<a href=USA.php?state=NY>New York </a>

then in USA.php

$display = $_GET['state'];

then in the body

<?php echo $display; ?>