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Redirecting to same page with custom text

Thread began 8/07/2009 10:28 am by rbudj | Last modified 8/07/2009 3:03 pm by rbudj | 1590 views | 2 replies


Ok, so i have figured out how to display a message. Basically what I did was in the //append the username to the redirect page section, I added a variable:

if (substr_count($MM_dupKeyRedirect,"?") >=1) $MM_qsChar = "&";
$MM_dupKeyRedirect = $MM_dupKeyRedirect . $MM_qsChar ."requsername=".$loginUsername . "&exists=1";
header ("Location: $MM_dupKeyRedirect");

The variable I added is the &exists=1. I then placed this code:

if (isset($_GET['exists'])) {
$exists = $_GET['exists'];
if ($exists == 1) {
echo "Hello World";

So I will now be able to give the visitor a message with further instruction if they enter an email address that is already in the database.

Now, my next question is very much related. How do I bind the text fields? Right now, if the user is redirected due to the email address, all the data they entered into the form text boxes disappears. I tried binding the form data to the fields with no luck. Do I HAVE to use the URL to pass variables or is their another way? If I can pass the variables to the Header (Location, then I can solve these problems I am having.

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