1st PHP Script - Exercise

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1st PHP Script - Exercise

First PHP Script

Duration: 5 to 10 minutes.

In this exercise, you will write a simple PHP script from scratch. The script will declare a variable called $today that stores the day of the week.

  1. Open a new document and save it as Today.php in the PhpBasics/Exercises folder.

    You must save the file in the c:\XAMPP\htdocs\Webucator\ClassFiles directory path.

  2. Declare a variable called $today that holds the current day of the week as literal text.
  3. Output $today in the title and body of the page.
  4. Test your solution in a browser. The resulting HTML page should look like this:HTML Page

Challenge

Instead of assigning a literal string (e.g, "Monday") to $today, use the built-in date() function so that the script won't have to be manually updated every day to stay current. For documentation, visit http://www.php.net/date.

Solution:

PhpBasics/Solutions/Today.php
<?php
	$today = 'Monday';
?>
<!DOCTYPE HTML>
<html>
<head>
<meta charset="UTF-8">
<title><?php echo $today; ?></title>
</head>
<body>
<?php
	echo $today;
?>
</body>
</html>

Challenge Solution:

PhpBasics/Solutions/Today-challenge.php
<?php
	$today = date('l');
?>
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