ken... the "id" variable is just a declared var for the app/page you were looking at. it's not really a php "defined" var. to learn php... you can start by reviewing php scripts.. you could get a book... or you could go to www.php.net. this is the php site. it has samples/code etc.. .and will provide a serious insight into getting started.... like anything else... you jump in.. and start to swim!! good luck -bruce ps. by the way.. a number of publishers provide sample code for their books online. you simply have to search using google or some other search engine... -----Original Message----- From: thelist-bounces-bedouglas=earthlink.net at lists.evolt.org [mailto:thelist-bounces-bedouglas=earthlink.net at lists.evolt.org]On Behalf Of Ken Moore Sent: Thursday, December 25, 2003 1:01 PM To: thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: RE: [thelist] PHP Hidden field question Hi all, bruce wrote >the "somename" is the value applied to the "id" variable... Thanks, I did not know there was an "id" variable. I guess I have a lot to learn about PHP. Can anyone suggest a really good book. I am a programmer of 20 years so the tech. stuff does not bother me. TIA Ken _________________________________________________________________ Expand your wine savvy and get some great new recipes at MSN Wine. http://wine.msn.com -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !