Basic Insert/Edit PHP Form Example

A techie post today; no comedy or existential woe on this day.. Here is a very basic example of a PHP/HMTL form. The same form is used to insert and edit data, and it submits to itself. This example does not write any data to a database though. You can view the form and try it here. Told you it was basic! Once you understand the code though - the prociples can be extended to insert/edit records in a database, and build CMS etc. Here's the code: <?php $name = $_POST['name']; if ($action == "edit") { echo "Thank you $name. You can makes changes below if necessary."; } ?> <html> <form method="post" action="form-test.php" > Name: <input type="text" name="name" value="<?php echo $name; ?>" /> <input type="hidden" name="action" value="edit" /> <input type="submit" name="submit" value="Enter" /> </form> </html>