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Include JS File Into PHP

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Hi there im wanting to include a JS file into php however when using the <?phpo include> i always seem to get a Unexpecred < at line so so, can some one assist me in this please
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by:netmunky
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include() is for including other php files.
the reason you are getting that error is it is trying to execute the javascript as php.

do you want the script available in the html?
try adding <script type="text/javascript" src="yourfile.js"></script> to the html section of you php file.
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by:dennis_maeder
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MunchIt,
Don't use a PHP include for it.
Simply add a script block
<script type='text/javascript' language='javascript' SRC='/myscript.js'></script>
or even
<?php echo "<script type='text/javascript' language='javascript' SRC='/myscript.js'></script>" ?>
at the appropriate place, with myscript.js pointing to your js.
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Thanks for the replies although this didnt work for me using either method i either get an error with the php block unexpected < at line bla bla and the <script type does not sow anything...
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by:dennis_maeder
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Munchit,
How is your document strucured? php tags should not be nested.
Also quotation style " " and ' ' can be problematic if they become nested.
If you show your code I may be able to spot the error more easily.
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by:netmunky
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what is the <script> supposed to show? javascript is script, not html.
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by:MunchIt
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The certain php file already contains a nav bar what im trying to install is a new nav bar the code seems to be written in php to remove the current bar i inserted // before the code to stop it from excecuting however when i place the new bar this is when it causes trouble please see original code below.



//-----------------------------------
//---- Menu System v0.1
//-----------------------------------
function menu ($selected = "home") {
      global $BASEURL;
      $script_name = $_SERVER["SCRIPT_FILENAME"];
      if (preg_match("/index/i", $script_name)) {
            $selected = "home";
      }elseif (preg_match("/browse/i", $script_name)) {
            $selected = "browse";
      }elseif (preg_match("/search/i", $script_name)) {
            $selected = "search";
      }elseif (preg_match("/upload/i", $script_name)) {
            $selected = "upload";
      }elseif (preg_match("/usercp/i", $script_name)) {
            $selected = "usercp";
      }elseif (preg_match("/forums/i", $script_name)) {
            $selected = "forums";
      }elseif (preg_match("/topten/i", $script_name)) {
            $selected = "topten";
      }elseif (preg_match("/rules/i", $script_name)) {
            $selected = "rules";
      }elseif (preg_match("/faq/i", $script_name)) {
            $selected = "faq";
      }elseif (preg_match("/links/i", $script_name)) {
            $selected = "links";
      }elseif (preg_match("/staff/i", $script_name)) {
            $selected = "staff";
      }else
            $selected = "";
      print ("<div class=\"shadetabs\"><ul>");
      print ("<li" . ($selected == "home" ? " class=selected" : "") . "><a href=\"index.php\" onMouseout=\"window.status=''; return true;\" onMouseOver=\"window.status='User CP Home'; return true;\">Home</a></li>");
      print ("<li" . ($selected == "browse" ? " class=selected" : "") . "><a href=\"browse.php\" onMouseout=\"window.status=''; return true;\" onMouseOver=\"window.status='Browse Torrents'; return true;\">Browse</a></li>");
      print ("<li" . ($selected == "search" ? " class=selected" : "") . "><a href=\"search.php\" onMouseout=\"window.status=''; return true;\" onMouseOver=\"window.status='Search Torrents'; return true;\">Search</a></li>");
      print ("<li" . ($selected == "upload" ? " class=selected" : "") . "><a href=\"upload.php\" onMouseout=\"window.status=''; return true;\" onMouseOver=\"window.status='Upload Torrents'; return true;\">Upload</a></li>");
      print ("<li" . ($selected == "usercp" ? " class=selected" : "") . "><a href=\"usercp.php\" onMouseout=\"window.status=''; return true;\" onMouseOver=\"window.status='User CP'; return true;\">User Control Panel</a></li>");
      print ("<li" . ($selected == "forums" ? " class=selected" : "") . "><a href=\"forums.php\" onMouseout=\"window.status=''; return true;\" onMouseOver=\"window.status='Forums'; return true;\">Forums</a></li>");
      print ("<li" . ($selected == "topten" ? " class=selected" : "") . "><a href=\"topten.php\" onMouseout=\"window.status=''; return true;\" onMouseOver=\"window.status='TOP 10'; return true;\">Top 10</a></li>");
      print ("<li" . ($selected == "rules" ? " class=selected" : "") . "><a href=\"rules.php\" onMouseout=\"window.status=''; return true;\" onMouseOver=\"window.status='rules'; return true;\">Rules</a></li>");
      print ("<li" . ($selected == "faq" ? " class=selected" : "") . "><a href=\"faq.php\" onMouseout=\"window.status=''; return true;\" onMouseOver=\"window.status='FAQ'; return true;\">FAQ</a></li>");
      print ("<li" . ($selected == "links" ? " class=selected" : "") . "><a href=\"links.php\" onMouseout=\"window.status=''; return true;\" onMouseOver=\"window.status='Links'; return true;\">Links</a></li>");
      print ("<li" . ($selected == "staff" ? " class=selected" : "") . "><a href=\"staff.php\" onMouseout=\"window.status=''; return true;\" onMouseOver=\"window.status='Staff'; return true;\">Staff</a></li>");
}
//-----------------------------------
//---- Menu System v0.1
//-----------------------------------

now ehere the code shows a print this is a menu button from which i dont want i want to replace with my own JS file that i have made into a menu
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by:dennis_maeder
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Simply add this line
print ( "<script type='text/javascript' language='javascript' SRC='myscript.js'></script>" );
before or after your menu system block where myscript.js is a refernce to your javascript.
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by:MunchIt
ID: 17972560
ok dennis tried that and got this

Parse error: parse error, unexpected T_STRING in /var/www/vhosts/httpdocs/include/functions.php on line 824

also when inserting that bit of code the code under it all changes color this is what i need to insert in order to get my new nav menu up its a dhtml menu however its been made to a JS FILE

this code needs to go in the HEAD section of a HTML page

<script type="text/javascript" language="JavaScript1.2" src="stmenu.js"></script>

and this bit is the global section which is the menu itself

<script type="text/javascript" language="JavaScript1.2" src="menu.js"></script>

always seem to get an error regardless of what happens
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dennis_maeder earned 125 total points
ID: 17972762
PHP files consist of php tags <?php php stuff  ?> interspersed with HTML.
i.e. you can think of the file as HTML with an arbitrary amount of interpolated php which generates further html on the server end. PHP does this with echo or print functions, the arguments of which are quoted strings or the results of functions which generate text.

I believe your problem is that you are quoting something containing quotes of the same style:
e.g.
echo "
 "some stuff"
";
this actually looks like
echo "" some stuff "";
which is wrong and confuses the parser.
One technique to get around this is to alternate quote styles:
e.g.
echo "
 'some stuff'
";
this actually looks like
echo " 'some stuff' ";
which is OK.

To avoid complications it is better to break the file down into a series of pure php functions in php blocks and follow this with straight html with interpolated php.
e.g.
<?php
function showmenu(){
 php stuff - build html menu string
 print($menu)
}
?>

<?php
function showform(){
 different php stuff
 print($form);
}
?>

<head>
<script type="text/javascript" language="JavaScript1.2" src="stmenu.js"></script>
</head>

<body>
<script type="text/javascript" language="JavaScript1.2" src="menu.js"></script>

<? php showform() ?>
more html stuff...
</body>



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by:MunchIt
ID: 17997817
dennis i dont know how to use php i can get by but as for function i dont have a single clue.

i have tried to place the menu in a place where i though it would work i dontget an error but then again i dont get the form either is there anyway you could help me further in this....could you possbily write the code i would need to place in php blocks and then give little instructon on how to place it on that page.


Thanks for the help
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by:dennis_maeder
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In order to write code I need to see all code and all files.
This may be quite complex, and is possibly beyond the scope of EE and a web interface.
Is there any way you can make these files available?
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by:dennis_maeder
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Questioner asked a question about including js in php. That question was answered but the request was escalated to a full code write, which required resources questioner was not able to provide.
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