On 10/15/07, Darrell King <darrellgking at gmail.com> wrote: > > 2) Why reassign $_GET['id'] to $raceid? It's an unnecessary step > unless you are going to do something with the latter that you don't > want affecting the former. This might be the case if you are going to > escape the input bur re-display the original variable in the output > HTML,. for instance. Think twice about the reassignment if it's just > to be pretty, though, especially if efficiency concerns you. My thought here - and I said I was rusty, I may be mixing terms - was to make sure I initialized my variable first. Possibly it is already initialized by default in this case?