I have a problem that is almost cracking my nutcase.
I have a form that is sent to a PHP script with method post. The main (and probably only) problem is, that the $_POST-array is empty in the receiving end.
I have another form (without file upload) that works like a charm.
I am quite sure there is something wrong in the form, but to my annoyance I can’t find out what. Another possibility would be PHP-settings, but I haven’t found anything suspicious.
I have been programming in PHP since SuSE 6.1 regularly (almost daily) and never ever had this kind of problem which furthemore kicks my a**
If you want to check the problem, it can be found at
It is in Gibberish-language but never mind
The receiving end is just a print_r for $_POST.
If anyone can shed me some light I would be very grateful
Usually means you’ve forgotten to add enctype=‘multipart/form-data’ to the post element.
Yes, I agree…
But I haven’t forgotten (I tested it a little while ago without it, so you may have seen it without, but it was there and it is again)
I have been digging all the time and get more and more frustrated
The $SERVER variable has [REQUEST_METHOD] => GET which seems to be carved in stone… I’d think it should be POST, when method=post", right?
This works for me:
<form action='somescript.php' method='post' enctype='multipart/form-data'>
Also if you are uploading a big file, make sure the upload limit is high enough in php.ini.
<form action=‘http://vvopen2011.padasjoenlentokerho.fi/igc_test_file.php’ method=‘post’ enctype=‘multipart/form-data’ >
The file uploaded is some hundred kilobytes, so the size shouldn’t be a problem.
I have been doing this a lot and mostly things have gone smoothly, but now this is just stuck
I took the form from the main site and it can be found here:
After you click the L*****-button you get $_POST and $_SERVER-globals
This is driving me crazy…
Worked fine for me. I changed action to point to this script
and got this result:
Array ( [MAX_FILE_SIZE] => 900000 => http://appserver.padasjoenlentokerho.fi/websites/vvopen2011/index.php?id=121 [err_url] => http://appserver.padasjoenlentokerho.fi/websites/vvopen2011/index.php?id=122 [comp] => 1 [kilp_nimi] => [kilp_tunnus] => [butt] => Lähetä )
So maybe the receiving site doesn’t permit POST? Check the Apache config there.
So…it seems that the problem lies somewhere else than in the PHP or HTML (form) code … I guess.
My first “handler” was exactly that print_r($_POST] as well. Only it didn’t work …
I started just from the scratch and now it works… I really can’t see any difference in the previous code in the form and the current, but the basic difference is that the newer works
This may be one of the black holes in the wonderland of programming, but who cares after it works
Thank you for your help, Ken
Maybe you wrote that post script with a Windows editor and the first line was actually <?php^M where ^M is the carriage return? Or something like that?
Someone I knew used to have PHP scripts fail to run on a Linux server until I pointed out that he had to set the destination server type in Dreamweaver so that the deployer would do the right thing with line endings.