I'm having a problem with this same example. I'm on a mac and set up my server with MAMP as outlined in the book. I was able to successfully complete the "today" example from chapter 1 but with this example when I type the URL into my browser (http://localhost/name.html) all I get is a page of code:
<title>Query String Link Example</title>
<p><a href="name.php?name=Kevin">Hi, I’m Kevin!</a></p>
I copied the code from https://github.com/spbooks/PHPMYSQL5/tree/master/chapter3/links1 and pasted them into text edit files and saved them as name.html and name.php.html in the htdocs folder in the MAMP folder in Applications.
Well the second file in the location you linked to is called name.php, not name.php.html...
Thanks. I ended up downloading the files from github but still had problems. I guess the server kept accessing the old html file even though I moved it to the trash. Once I emptied the trash folder it used the new file. I'm guessing the reason it didn't work in the first place was because I used textedit to create the html file. I'll use textwrangler for html and netbeans for php from now on.
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