Learn php problem

I started doing the Kevin Yank Build Your Own Database Driven Web Site using PHP & MySQL tutorials at http://www.sitepoint.com/php-amp-mysql-1-installation/
I already had WAMP up and going and then successfully logged onto mysql and started setting up the minimal joke database. Everything was working as expected but when I got to chapter 3 introducing php and I made the welcome1.php and welcome1.html files I struck a problem. When I opened welcome.php in localhost all I got on the resulting webpage was “Hi, I’m Kevin!” not “Welcome to our website Kevin!” Also the “Hi, I’m Kevin!” shows up as a link and if I click on it I’m lead to an address http://localhost/welcome1.php?name=Kevin page in localhost with the correct text displaying.I have obviously misinterpreted the instructions on how to make the two welcome1 files. This is what I have for welcome1.html

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" 

    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd"> 

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en"> 

  <head> 

    <title>html welcome</title> 

    <meta http-equiv="content-type" 

        content="text/html; charset=utf-8"/> 

  </head> 

  <body> 

  <a href="welcome1.php?name=Kevin">Hi, I&rsquo;m Kevin!</a>

  </body> 

</html>

and welcome1.php

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" 

    "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd"> 

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en" lang="en"> 

  <head> 

    <title>php welcome</title> 

    <meta http-equiv="content-type" 

        content="text/html; charset=utf-8"/> 

  </head> 

  <body> 

   <?php  

$name = $_GET['name'];  

echo 'Welcome to our web site, ' . $name . '!';  

?>

  </body> 

</html> 

Can someone please tell me where I went wrong Thanks Pedro.

Edit - I have just re-read the instructions and I now think that it is working exactly as intended but I wouldn’t mind some verification of this is someone might be kind enough to offer :smiley: Thanks

I don’t have the book with me but it looks like that’s exactly how it’s supposed to work :slight_smile:

Thanks guido2004. Yes not long after I posted my question I re-read the info provided and it appeared that I had implemented it correctly. Thanks for taking the time to respond :smiley: