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Add links to pagle dynamically?

Posted on 2007-03-27
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I currently have an ultra simple html page that contains some links to some of my favourite sites. I put the links in manually via the html source.
What I would like to do is add the links from the page itself. i.e.
Have a couple of text boxes, one for the title, one for the url and a button to add it to the list.
I click the button and it is then shown in the list on that page.
What is the easiest way to do this?
How do I do it?
Thanks for any help.
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jawahar_prasad earned 125 total points
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Hi...

Step 1:
You  need to create a page with the your text boxes(for title, url and submit button)

Step 2:
In the form action, call the server side page(may be asp or php or jsp page which ever you use) which will update the database with these values

Step 3:
You must query the database and display these links in the page where you want.


PLEASE NOTE:
You cannot do this with Javascript( in the client side) as this is temporary...
If you want it to be permanent you must use server side scripting...
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by:RickJ
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Do I have to use a "real" database for this?
Can I just read a text file for the links?
Can you provide any code examples?
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by:jawahar_prasad
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Hi..
You can very well use text file...

Which server side scripting you are using???

The complete tutorial on how to create, read files:
IN ASP:
http://www.w3schools.com/asp/asp_ref_file.asp

IN PHP:
http://www.w3schools.com/php/php_file.asp

Other tutorials:::
In asp:
http://www.brainjar.com/asp/fileops/
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/300982

in PHP:
http://www.phpnerds.com/article/reading-and-writing-files
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Hello jawahar_prasad,
"Which server side scripting you are using???"
None, I was hoping to be able to do this client side, obviously not possible. The pages I have are some simple html files not running under any server.
I will most likely use asp, I have most of my experience with this.
Thanks for all your help. The file handling links are a great help.

Rick.
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cool. ok. thank you.
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