I'm using an NC10 with XP32SP2 to learn my way around php.
Xammp 1.7.1, and I'm running apache as a service as I want to be able to test my code before uploading it.
phpinfo() works fine, and xampp control panel shows everything is running fine (as services).
But when I try to preview my work via my browser (both with IE7 and firefox) the html shows fine, but the PHP code is printed on screen in a garbled fashion.
I've tried using http://127.0.0.1, http://localhost, turning off firewall, checking my hosts file info, and every combination thereof.
I get no joy.
the php script is: (taken straight from a tutorial book - fed from an html page using POST)
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<title>Aliens Abducted Me - Report an abduction</title>
<h2>Aliens Abducted Me - Report an abduction</h2>
$when_it_happened = $_POST['whenithappened'];
$how_long = $_POST['howlong'];
$alien_description = $_POST['description'];
$fang_spotted = $_POST['fangspotted'];
$email = $_POST['email'];
echo 'Thanks for submitting the form.<br />';
echo 'You were abducted ' . $when_it_happened;
echo 'and you were gone for ' . $how_long.'<br/>';
echo 'Describe them: ' . $alien_description.'<br />';
echo 'Was Fang there?' . $fang_spotted.'<br />';
echo 'Your email address is ' . $email;
but what I get when I run the script is...
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Aliens Abducted Me - Report an abduction
'; echo 'You were abducted ' . $when_it_happened; echo 'and you were gone for ' . $how_long.'
'; echo 'Describe them: ' . $alien_description.'
'; echo 'Was Fang there?' . $fang_spotted.'
'; echo 'Your email address is ' . $email; ?>
The fact that part of the response is missing made me think that I'd made a syntax error, but I've rechecked and rechecked and can't see one - the only conclusion I can come to is that - for some reason - the PHP isn't being dealt with properly?