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php wait for print string to be finish before execute 2nd script

bionicblakey asked
Last Modified: 2008-03-17
hi, i am using an oscommerce shoppingcart for a client and i am running into trouble...

the script uses a lot of include file.
one script use alot of string concatenation and print out the string at the end of function..

however, i suspect that somehow before it finish print out that string, the program already start to execute the next script.

here is the problem link http://www.gearessentials.com/oscommerce/catalog/
view source and search for 'new_products_eof', u will see </<!-- new_products_eof //-->
and suppose to be </table><!-- new_products_eof //-->

if i add echo $tableBox_string . " ---- " . strlen($tableBox_string); and " ---- " . strlen($tableBox_string) will not even get executed...

however, after the page get load, and i hit refresh, then everything works perfectly...
i believe that something get cache and load it faster which reduce the script runtime and make the script run perfectly...

my question is there anything that i can make the next script wait until the print out statement is finish..

my source code will look something like
echo $tableBox_string;
.....  //continue running...

Thanks for any help

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