problems with my first test code

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I'm just starting to learn php, and here's the code from a book I'm
reading -
The time is
<?php echo date(H:i:s');?>
and the date is
<?php echo date(j F Y');?>

I typed it in an editor called Notepad++, FTP'd it using ASCII onto an
ISP that I know has Apache/MySQL/PHP installed and working. But when I
go to the URL I get the error Parse
error: parse error, unexpected ':' in
/home/fearofdo/public_html/time.php on line 2.
What am I doing wrong?
This is the second time this happened to me- my first test code had a
similar problem, and that's when I switched to a non-MS notepad editor
so it would save it correctly, but this time I can't figure out what's
going wrong. It seems that php is very difficult to get to work.

Re: problems with my first test code wrote:
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The time is
<?php echo date('H:i:s');?>
and the date is
<?php echo date('j F Y');?>

Remove the "x" from my email address
Jerry Stuckle
JDS Computer Training Corp.

Re: problems with my first test code wrote:
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You don't quote correctly. Either your not that great in retyping them, or
you should ask for your money back.
If you use Notepad++, I assume you have syntax highlighting, which might
have told you that fact. Normally, a good editor will give a string a
different color (and functions, and variable names....), usually some
greyish thing.

echo date('H:i:s');
echo date('j F Y');

Remember, it's not like HTML, every quote counts, and omitting it will not
be forgiven :-).
Rik Wasmus

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