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echo looks tacky

i need to echo within html

     
10:57 pm on Jan 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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This is my problem.......and probably due to the fact that i am new to php. this php file returns results that look tacky at best. It is just a blank screen that says "message sent". how do I get a "message sent" message within my html doc? do i need to use something other than "echo"?

<?php
$status = $_GET['status'];
if($status=="1") {
echo '<div class="successAlert"
style="width:560px; margin:auto">
Message successfully sent!</div>';
} elseif ($status=="0") {
echo '<div class="warningAlert"
style="width:560px; margin:auto">
Your message was not sent. Please check your input!</div>';
} else {
echo"";
}
?>

11:10 pm on Jan 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Do you mean how do you add php to a HTML file with a .html extension? Or just how do you embed php within HTML in an .php file?
11:25 pm on Jan 20, 2008 (gmt 0)

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What about SSI if you must have it in a html file. You dont need to use print or echo in a *.php file i.e

<html>
<head>
.....
<?php

?>
.....
</html>

5:45 pm on Jan 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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it's not echo that's tacky, it's what it echos ;)

you can add html to the echo

if you have a template you may be able to use that

if you use a header and footer site wide you could use include to put them around your text