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Fatal Error: Function name must be a string

Thread began 8/25/2009 11:52 am by tom92909 | Last modified 9/15/2009 1:43 pm by tom92909 | 2786 views | 5 replies


Fatal error: Function name must be a string

I am having Trouble with something similar.

I am trying to create a php script for an online form, and the following appears:
Fatal error: Function name must be a string in D:\Hosting\3560291\html\contactformprocess.php on line 9

My code is the one below, can someone tell me whats wrong with it?


/* Subject and Email Variables */

$emailSubject = 'September 19th registration!';
$webMaster = '';

/* Gathering Data Variables */
$emailFiled = $_POST('email');
$nameField = $_POST('name');
$phoneField = $_POST('phone');
$addressField = $_POST('address');
$hearField = $_POST('hear');
$travelersField = $_POST('travelers');
$commentsField = $_POST('comments');

$body = <<< EOD
Email: $email <br>
Name: $name <br>
Phone: $phone <br>
Address: $address <br>
How did you hear about us?: $hear <br>
How many will be attending?: $travelers <br>
Comments: $comments <br>

$headers = "From: $email\r\n";
$headers .= "Content-type: text/html\r\n";
$success = mail($webMaster, $emailSubject, $body, $headers);

/* Results rendered as HTML */

$theResults = <<< EOD
<title>Connecticut Educational Services</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<style type="text/css">
body {
background-color: #f1f1f1;
font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
font-size: 12px;
font-style: normal;
line-height: normal;
font-weight: normal;
color: #666666;
text-decoration: none;

<div align="left">Thank you for your interest! Your email will be answered very soon!</div>
echo "$theResults";

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