Hi, thanks for your help.
I've struck early problems setting up PHP according to the book by Kevin Yank. Firstly I installed (separately as recommended) Apache, MySQL and PHP on my XP PC. Apache looks fine (localhost is OK), so does MySQL. When I run the example 'today.php' Windows has a pop up saying 'Do you want to open or save this file?' - even though I've told Windows to open *.php files with Internet Explorer.
In frustration, I installed WAMP on my other Windows 7 PC - more problems (related?). When I run the 'today.php' example it doesn't return a date from the PHP script (....<?php echo date('l, dS Y.'); ?>...), it's just blank where the date should be. Also, when I run Welcome1.html and click the link 'Hi, I'm Kevin' to open Welcome1.php I just get a blank page, even though the address bar says 'file:///C:/wamp/bin/apache/Apache2.2.21/htdocs/welcome1.php?name=Kevin'.
About 18 months ago I was able to follow the book (on my XP machine) past this early point without any issues (today.php worked OK then) - has Windows blocked something?
Thanks in advance.