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Hi all


I am busy with a fresh install at a new web host as I somehow violated the previous hosts TOS after 6 months.


I am now getting this error after editing my Shipping.php file in includes/languages/english


The error is "Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /home/vhosts/russalpc.co.za/includes/languages/english/shipping.php on line 16"


Here is the file's contents




$Id: shipping.php,v 1.4 2002/11/19 01:48:08 dgw_ Exp $


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Copyright © 2002 osCommerce


Released under the GNU General Public License



define('NAVBAR_TITLE', 'Payment,Shipping & Returns');

define('HEADING_TITLE', 'Payment,Shipping & Returns');


define('TEXT_INFORMATION', '<b>PAYMENTS<br><br>There are 2 methods of payment for items purchased on our site.<br><br>1.Bank Transfer or Direct Deposit.<br> You can just transfer the funds using your own EFT System or you can Deposit the funds Directly into our Bank Account at your local Branch of our Bank.<br> Please remember to add 50 cents for every R100 deposited to cover Deposit Fees.<br> To find your closest Branch of Capitec Bank, just go to http://www.capitecbank.co.za.<br><br>2.Credit Card payments Off-site via AlertPay.<br> We do offer an off-site payment processor based in Canada for our Credit card transactions<br> After placing your order the payment button will redirect to a secure server, where your order will be processed in the equivalent value of your order in US Dollars.<br> Please note that once the payment has cleared, it must still be transferred into our South African Bank Account, which takes 2 Days.<br> Please also remember to add R35 to all credit card transactions as we have to pay a withdrawal fee.<br><br><b>SHIPPING <br><br>There are 3 methods of Shipping your Goodies.<br><br>1. Normal Parcel Post - takes 2 - 4 days, and we charge what the Post Office Charges us plus R5 for Packaging costs.<br>2. Speed Services Shipping - usually overnight except for out-lying areas which is usually 2 days, charges are what we pay at the Post Office, plus R5 for Wrapping.<br>3.Courier Service - We do use a Budget Courier Service for Expensive or Fragile Goods.<br> Your item/s would then travel by road from Cape Town to a Central Depot in Johannesburg, before it gets sent via Road to other Major or Minor Cities/Towns.<br> This method takes from 2 - 5 Days as well and would cost you R85 for a 5KG parcel to a City, or R160 to a Town. <br><br><b>WARRANTIES & RETURNS<br><br>If you are not sure on a warranty of a product please contact us to confirm.<br>Defective or Dead on Arrival products will only be accepted in original packaging with the original invoice.<br>The Client is responsible for shipping cost on warranty items.<br>Warranty period is calculated from original date of purchase.<br><b>VERY IMPORTANT: NO WARRANTY ITEMS WILL BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT THE ORIGINAL INVOICE, PACKAGING,MANUALS, ACCESSORIES AND SOFTWARE, OR IF NOT ENCLOSED IN ITS ANTI-STATIC PROTECTION.<br>Software, media, consumables and cartridges do not carry any warranty.<br>Unfortunately no cash refunds will be issued for a product that is defective.<br>All warranties are covered by the manufacturers unless otherwise stated.<br><br>The following will result in a product declared warranty being null and void :<br><br>Physical Damage on the product, Burn marks on the product, Missing serial number or any other original labels.<br>Items such as CPU's that have overheated due to incorrect use of fan, Over clocking - No exceptions will be made.<br>Items such as main boards that have been damaged by incorrect use of Bios upgrades/over clocking/modifications or damaged Pins<br>Items that have been mishandled/damaged due to Power surges/Brown outs or struck by lightning.<br>Items that have been marked, written on or tampered with in any other way.<br>Items such as hard disk drives, memory, processors even if they are defective that are not returned in an anti-static bag or in the original packaging.');




Please help - I do not see the error I am making


Many Thanks


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I just had EXACTLY the same problem. My problem was caused by the words Winner's Circle. The apostrophe was the cause of the issue. putting \ before the apostrophe did not help. I removed it entirely and all was OK.



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You must not have edited it correctly. The code

define('SOME_TERM', 'some text blah blah Winner\'s Circle blah blah end.');

is correct. Did you remember to clear your browser cache after you made the change, so you weren't picking up the old page contents?

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Thanks for the replies - all sorted, but there is now a different error - I have listed it in another query - my website does not show anything when you click on a category, but in my admin, all the products are there?

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