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Just wondering if this is possible (just a idea that popped up in my head).

I currently have a system that you log into then depending on what you click it runs certain java script functions ok...

Is it possible to have when lets say they click on "Run Script" button it will have the javascript function run a php script thats located at a diffrent location? So I dont want it to change the pages just run the script that is on a diffrent page. If thats not possible how would I have it run a php script in the same page?

Again just wondering if its even possible, if so just a hint in the right direction is good enough help :)

Thanks
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Yes, this is possible. You may have heard of AJAX (Asynchronous Javascript and XML). When your user performs a certain action, your Javascript creates a new backend request to your PHP script. That script is executed, and the results are returned in a suitable format (usually XML).

Search your favorite search engine for ajax tutorials for more information.
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Yeah I have bought some books recently on AJAX just havnt had the time to read them to be honest. But alright ill end this question thanks for the input :)
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Getting started in AJAX can be a little daunting at first, but is well worth the effort in my opinion. You can build some rather interesting and appealing functionality into your sites, and create a more "natural" interface for your users. There are a number of AJAX toolkits and libraries available that will help you utilize the functionality quickly, but there is no substitute for just jumping in and learning the code directly.
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