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Nagging session variable problem - again

Thread began 4/16/2009 10:47 am by neileisen207079 | Last modified 4/16/2009 5:56 pm by neileisen207079 | 1469 views | 7 replies


Nagging session variable problem - again

I tried changing things nearly 100 times, but still cant get this last piece to work. I have a text area on the checkout page (checkout.php) and its ID is "Message"

On the following page (confirm.php) I am setting a session variable, right in with all the others that are being set, like this:

if (!session_id()) session_start();
$_SESSION["checkout_message"] = "".((isset($_POST["Message"]))?$_POST["Message"]:"") ."";

Then later on that same page, I am showing the text from that session variable like this:

<?php echo ((isset($_SESSION["checkout_message"]))?$_SESSION["checkout_message"]:"") ?>

This all works properly.

When I confirm the order I go to the last page in the process, checkout_success.php

On that page ALL the other session variables are displayed and work properly, except this problem one. I am trying to display it like this:

<?php echo ((isset($_SESSION["checkout_message"]))?$_SESSION["checkout_message"]:"") ?>

It comes out blank.

As I said EVERY other variable on the page shows up fine. I tried changing the name, creating an entirely new one, etc, etc, - literally 20 different things - as much as I could think of. There is nothing else on that page that could be preventing it from displaying, but I am including it as an attachment just in case. I have spent about 4 hours on this one simple thing and I am totally out of ideas.

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