Need a modification to this simple script.

Posted on 2003-12-01
Last Modified: 2006-11-17
 I am using this script to include content into a template page.

function getContent() {
      if (empty($_GET['page'])) {
            $page = 'main';
      } else {
            $page = $_GET['page'];

            $page .= '.php';

            if (false == is_file($page)) {
            $page = '404.php';
      include($page); }

  Currently, if I call 'index.php' it returns the template file with content from 'main.php' included. If I call 'index.php?page=grapes' then the template is filled with a page about grapes - if it exists. If it doesn't (or I typed the URL wrong) then the template is filled with info from '404.php' It works like a charm, but I'd like to modify it a bit.

  I'd like it so that in the 'grapes' example, the template would fill with information from:


  Everytime I modify it to what I *think* will do the trick, it breaks the code or returns the 404 page. I'm sure this is a cake walk for those of you who know php, but I am stumped.

  Any takers?
Question by:TunaMaxx
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lozloz earned 250 total points
ID: 9852734

function getContent() {
     if (empty($_GET['page'])) {
          $page = 'main';
     } else {
          $page = $_GET['page'] . "/index";

          $page .= '.php';

          if (false == is_file($page)) {
          $page = '404.php';


Author Comment

ID: 9852782
I knew that was gonna be easy...


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