If you have a newish version of PHP you might well have register globals set to off, thus indicting a need to access the post vars array with slightly different syntax
<?php echo $_POST['name']; ?>
<?php echo $HTTP_POST_VARS['name']; ?>
also - in your form coding, methode is generally spelled without the trailing e.
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