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Posted on 2003-12-01
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Hi again loz!

I have a script written in ASP that I use to display multiple pages of content with only one page....


http://www.mysite.com/index.asp?pg=home
http://www.mysite.com/index.asp?pg=terms

Here is the script I use:  <%ASP%>
<%
                                          action=Request.querystring("action")
      if action = "" then
                action = "home"
      end if

      Select Case action

                                                Case "home"
                                                      Server.Execute"content/home.asp"
                                                Case "services"
                                                      Server.Execute"content/home.asp"
                                                     Case "payments"
                                                      Server.Execute"content/home.asp"
                                                      Case "faq"
                                                      Server.Execute"content/home.asp"            
                        
Case else
End Select
%>

As I'm just beginning to learn PHP (and mind you it hasn't been as easy as I thought it would be) could you please give me a PHP example for converting this code?

Also, one other question I have is this....I reference all of my links by calling the value of the page I'm on (i.e., <a href="<%Request.ServerVariables("SCRIPT_NAME")%>?action=payments">).  The page the Request.ServerVariables will call is the index page.  Can you also give an example of that in PHP?

I hate to be soo much trouble, but I was very pleased with your help in my previous question.

Thanks in advance,

Trent
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by:lozloz
ID: 9855269
hi there,

interesting what you say about php - i learnt php first and have found learning asp a lot harder than php.. maybe it's the 2nd language in the sequence which is harder. this should be quite easy to follow logically:

if(empty($_GET["action"])) { // if action = "" then
  $action = "home";
} else {
  $action = $_GET["action"]; // action=Request.querystring("action")
}
switch ($action){ // Select Case action
  case: "home"
    include("content/home.asp"); // Server.Execute"content/home.asp"
    break; // break is required otherwise all the cases below are executed as well unless another break is encountered
  case: "services"
    include("content/home.asp");
    break;
  case: "payments"
    include("content/home.asp");
    break;
  case: "faq"
    include("content/home.asp");
    break;
  // for a default case you want the following
  // default:
} // End Select

seems a bit strange wanting to include the same page for each action though so i assume you'll be changing this later

Request.ServerVariables in asp is equivalent to $_SERVER["SCRIPT_NAME"] but generally we use $_SERVER["PHP_SELF"] as this is a string containing the filename relative to the server's root

so for an example for your link - <?php print <a href=\"" . $_SERVER["PHP_SELF"] . "?action=payments\">Payments</a>"; ?>, or to be exact in the form of your code:

<a href="<? print $_SERVER["PHP_SELF"]; ?>"?action=payments">Payments</a>

good luck

loz
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by:wkpreferredsolutions
ID: 9855694
Thanks for the quick reply loz!

I was always told that ASP was one of the harder languages to learn and PHP would be so much easier to learn after learning ASP!!!  I think I was lied to, :-)

The same include file was from a quick cut and paste in a script I was working on that I never finished.

I'm getting a parse error whenever the script reaches this line:

if(empty($_GET["action"])) { // if action = "" then
  $action = "home";
} else {
  $action = $_GET["action"]; // action=Request.querystring("action")
}
switch ($action){ // Select Case action
  case: "home" <=========================Parse Error On This Line

Trent
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lozloz earned 2000 total points
ID: 9855729
sorry that's me being silly, all the cases should be in the following form:

case "home":

so:

switch ($action){ // Select Case action
  case "home" :
    include("content/home.asp"); // Server.Execute"content/home.asp"
    break; // break is required otherwise all the cases below are executed as well unless another break is encountered
  case "services":
    include("content/home.asp");
    break;
  case "payments":
    include("content/home.asp");
    break;
  case "faq":
    include("content/home.asp");
    break;
  // for a default case you want the following
  // default:
} // End Select

cheers,

loz
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by:wkpreferredsolutions
ID: 9855734
Yep!  That fixed it!

Thanks again for the great answers!  Points are on the way!

Trent
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by:lozloz
ID: 9855837
glad to help

loz
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