Undefined offsets on posted form using an array 
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 Undefined offsets on posted form using an array

I have a form which contains input fields in array format like this:

<input type="password" name="form[password]" size="10" value="<?php if
(isSet ($form['password'])) {echo $form['password'];} ?>" />

As there are several elements in the form, I am using the name
form[element] for each, where element is the name of that element. This
results in a single array being posted, rather than a messy set of

At the start of the processing part of the script, I have the line:

if (isSet($_POST['form'])) {$form = $_POST['form'];} else {$form = '';}

which converts $_POST['form'] to $form , as the items (now) in $form are
needed several times later in the script.

However, the output for the section results in
echo $form['password'];
being substituted with
"Notice:  Uninitialized string offset:  0 in [url]"
, even before it has been posted.

I find it curious than an offset warning should be generated given that
I'm explicitly using if(isSet ($form['password']))

I'm using PHP4.3.1 on Win2K/Apache1.3.27 and have set error_reporting
switched on fully, i.e. at level 2047. I would not regard setting
error_reporting to a lower level (or switching off display_errors!) as a

Can anyone see why this problem is arising?

Martin Lucas-Smith                              www.geog.cam.ac.uk/~mvl22

Senior Computing Technician (Web Technician)
Department of Geography, University of Cambridge           (01223 3)33390

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Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge

Sat, 05 Nov 2005 00:05:00 GMT  
 Undefined offsets on posted form using an array
hi martin,

Martin Lucas-Smith was scribbeling:

> name="form[password]"

i don't really know, but it seems like you're mixing things.

to have form-elements in an array, use: somefield[] in the form.

if you need an array of all posted data, simply use $_POST, as this _is_
an array...

hth andreas

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Sat, 05 Nov 2005 14:47:53 GMT  
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