Text FIle

Posted on 2004-09-07
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Last Modified: 2010-04-07
Good morning,
  Is there a way to reference a text file the same way you can an image object?

I would like to have an enduser edit a text file and it dynamically updates my html page.  I'm using dreamweaver MX 2004

Question by:lrbrister

Expert Comment

ID: 11997016
Linking to a separate style sheet:
If you are trying to allow the enduser to modify the style of a Web page it is worth considering using a separate style sheet which you then link from each page. You can do this as follows:

<link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">

The LINK tag should be placed in the document's head. The rel attribute must be set to the value "stylesheet" to allow the browser to recognize that the href attribute gives the Web address (URL) for your style sheet.

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ID: 11997331
>>I would like to have an enduser edit a text file and it dynamically updates my html page.

You're going to give them access to your site? Not a good idea....

If you want to allow users to update things, set up a database driven page and allow them to change items in the database. MUCH safer.


Author Comment

ID: 11997450
I have a php page that allows them to upload textfiles into a secure folder.  I want the HTML page to read those files into the page.

I could easily do this in coldfusion...but it's for my church and they don't have the funds for the CF web...just a standard package.

I've tried Contribute...but they manage to delete the wrong things and became headache intensive for me.  They're great people...just not technical at all..

So I thought that if I had a text file that could be read...they could go to a page like http://www.churchname.org/upload.php and load the text files.
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ID: 11998007
Add this to the Church page and pass it the name of the file.  I currently use it in a site that  I update specials.


//      This is looking for 1 parameter and it supplies the
//  name of a file to display on the site.  

$txtfile = $_REQUEST[Event_Id] . '.txt';
if ($txtfile <> "null") {
      $Open = fopen ($txtfile, "r");
      if ($Open) {
            $data = file ($txtfile);
            for ($n = 0; $n < count($data); $n++) {
                  $GetLine = explode("\t",$data[$n]);
                  print ("$GetLine[0]<br>");
            fclose ($Open);
      } else {
      print ("Error opening event file.");


Author Comment

ID: 12026102

  Maybe I'm missing something here.  How do I "pass" the text file?  Can u give me a little more detail?


Expert Comment

ID: 12026337
Good morning!

Sure!  You would need your link to look like this:

Page must be a php page.  And I have a file saved as "0.txt"

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radnor earned 2000 total points
ID: 12026345
OOPS this will work www.ABC.com/calendar.php?Event_Id=0

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