Brett Kessler Brett Kessler - 1 month ago 7
PHP Question

Page redirects to PHP instead of html page

So here is my PHP, as you can see I have it redirecting to a file in my server /thanks.html, but when I submit my form it redirects to the PHP file instead of my HTML file. Not really sure what is going on, I know not to use an echo.




<?php
/* Set e-mail recipient */
$myemail = "brettkessler1@gmail.com";

/* Check all form inputs using check_input function */
$yourname = check_input($_POST['yourname'], "Enter your name");
$subject = check_input($_POST['subject'], "Write a subject");
$email = check_input($_POST['email']);
$website = check_input($_POST['website']);
$likeit = check_input($_POST['likeit']);
$how_find = check_input($_POST['how']);
$comments = check_input($_POST['comments'], "Write your comments");

/* If e-mail is not valid show error message */
if (!preg_match("/([\w\-]+\@[\w\-]+\.[\w\-]+)/", $email))
{
show_error("E-mail address not valid");
}

/* If URL is not valid set $website to empty */
if (!preg_match("/^(https?:\/\/+[\w\-]+\.[\w\-]+)/i", $website))
{
$website = '';
}

/* Let's prepare the message for the e-mail */
$message = "BRANDUO MESSAGE!!

Your contact form has been submitted by:

Name: $yourname
E-mail: $email
URL: $website

Like the website? $likeit
How did he/she find it? $how_find

Comments:
$comments

End of message
";

/* Send the message using mail() function */
mail($myemail, $subject, $message);

/* Redirect visitor to the thank you page */
header("Location:/thanks.html");
exit();

/* Functions we used */
function check_input($data, $problem='')
{
$data = trim($data);
$data = stripslashes($data);
$data = htmlspecialchars($data);
if ($problem && strlen($data) == 0)
{
show_error($problem);
}
return $data;
}

function show_error($myError)
{
?>
<html>
<body>

<b>Please correct the following error:</b><br />
<?php echo $myError; ?>

</body>
</html>
<?php
exit();
}
?>
</body>
</html>

Answer

This is from PHP header reference

Note: Most contemporary clients accept relative URIs as argument to ยป Location:, but some older clients require an absolute URI including the scheme, hostname and absolute path. You can usually use $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'], $_SERVER['PHP_SELF'] and dirname() to make an absolute URI from a relative one yourself:

And, here is a simplified version of the example they give...

 /* Redirect to a different page in the current directory that was requested */
 $host  = $_SERVER['HTTP_HOST'];
 $extra = 'mypage.php';
 header("Location: http://$host/$extra");
 exit;
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