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I am having a problem now, I moved on to validation.I have my form

<form name="ideasandsubmissionsform" action="../cgi-bin/form-processors/ideasandsubmissionsprocessor.php" method="post"><fieldset class="formstyle"><legend>Ideas and Submissions</legend><br /><label for="firstname" accesskey="f">*First Name:</label><br /><input tabindex="1" name="firstname" id="firstname" type="text" maxlength="30" value="<?php echo $_POST["firstname"]; ?>" /><br /><label for="emailaddress" accesskey="e">*Email Address:</label><br /><input tabindex="2" name="emailaddress" id="emailaddress" type="text" maxlength="80" value="<?php echo $_POST["emailaddress"]; ?>" /><br /><label for="verifyemail" accesskey="v">*Verify Email:</label><br /><input tabindex="3" name="verifyemail" id="verifyemail" type="text" maxlegth="80" /><br /><label for="description" accesskey="m">*Description:</label><br /><textarea tabindex="4" name="description" id="description" rows="6" cols="30"></textarea><br /><input tabindex="5" name="submit" id="submit" type="submit" value="submit" /><input tabindex="6" name="reset" id="reset" type="reset" value="reset" /></fieldset></form>

I am wondering because I get this error

Parse error: parse error, unexpected T_ISSET, expecting '(' in /home/freelan4/public_html/cgi-bin/form-processors/ideasandsubmissionsprocessor.php on line 9
here is my php code
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"><html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" /><title>ideasandsubmissionsprocessor.php</title></head><body><?phpif isset($_POST['firstname'] == ""){print("You have not correctly filled out the First name.  Please hit back and fix the errors");}if isset($_POST['emailaddress'] == ""){print("You have not correctly filled in the first name.  Please hit back and fix the errors");}if isset($_POST['verifyemail'] == ""){print("You have not correctly filled in the verify email field.  Please hit back and fix the errors");}if isset($_POST['description'] == ""){print("You have not correctly filled int he verify email field.  Please hit the back and fix the errors");}?><?php$firstname = $_POST['firstname'];$emailaddress = $_POST['emailaddress'];$verifyemail = $_POST['verifyemail'];$description = $_POST['description'];$to = "businessman332211@hotmail.com";$subject = "ideas and submissions";$message = "First Name: $firstnameEmail Address: $emailaddressVerify Email: $verifyemailDescription: $description";if(mail($to, $subject, $message)) {print("Thank you for submitting your email has been successfully sent");print("<br />Return to the homepage at <a href='http://www.freelancebusinessman.com'>Freelance Businessman</a>");}else{print("I am sorry but there was some sort of error and the email could not be sent");print("<br />I am not totally sure of the cause of this error.");print("<br />Please return to <a href='http://www.freelancebusinessman.com'>Freelance Businessman</a>");print("<br />If you try again and recieve this error message a second time, then please email me at the original email address and notify me of this error, so it can be checked into.  Thank you for visiting Freelance Businessman.");}?></body></html>

I haven't really started putting in the advanced validation using c-type yet, but when i put something basic like this, what I am trying to do is test all fields to make sure they have atleast something in them, then I was going to put more functions to check for other things. But right now just checking for validation, when I added that in above my email functions and everything it started to give me an error. Any advice, thanks.

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SOLVED, I changed the code around a bit and it worked fine, thanksI played with it some, this is how my php code looks now

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"><html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" /><title>ideasandsubmissionsprocessor.php</title></head><body><?phpif ($_POST['firstname'] == ""){print("You have not correctly filled out the First name.  Please hit back and fix the errors");}if ($_POST['emailaddress'] == ""){print("You have not correctly filled in the first name.  Please hit back and fix the errors");}if ($_POST['verifyemail'] == ""){print("You have not correctly filled in the verify email field.  Please hit back and fix the errors");}if ($_POST['description'] == ""){print("You have not correctly filled int he verify email field.  Please hit the back and fix the errors");}?><?php$firstname = $_POST['firstname'];$emailaddress = $_POST['emailaddress'];$verifyemail = $_POST['verifyemail'];$description = $_POST['description'];$to = "businessman332211@hotmail.com";$subject = "ideas and submissions";$message = "First Name: $firstnameEmail Address: $emailaddressVerify Email: $verifyemailDescription: $description";if(mail($to, $subject, $message)) {print("Thank you for submitting your email has been successfully sent");print("<br />Return to the homepage at <a href='http://www.freelancebusinessman.com'>Freelance Businessman</a>");}else{print("I am sorry but there was some sort of error and the email could not be sent");print("<br />I am not totally sure of the cause of this error.");print("<br />Please return to <a href='http://www.freelancebusinessman.com'>Freelance Businessman</a>");print("<br />If you try again and recieve this error message a second time, then please email me at the original email address and notify me of this error, so it can be checked into.  Thank you for visiting Freelance Businessman.");}?></body></html>

now it is checking it right, and validating it right, but it also sends the email even if the fields fail, I don't understand how to get it to work through the process correctly, I will keep playing with it, maybe I can figure out something, but any help would be greatly appreciated.

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The basic error codes can actually help you alot. This one says that there is an isset() but it is missing a '(' by it.. So it cant be parsed. I always manage to get these when coding :) . I have no clue waht the T_ is for but its always there. this happens with ';' ',' and like a hundred other things. Very useful... Also, please look over your code and search around on google or yahoo to see if something is wrong before you post here..

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