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AJAX,FOPEN, Inline Edit?

Posted on 2008-10-24
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Is this possible?
I would like to be able to do a inline edit on some text via AJAX and actually update the file I'm working on via PHP's FOPEN.

Some sample or pseudo code would be nice.

Thanks,
Scott

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Can you please be more specific? It sounds like you know the basic principles of ajax and just want to use fopen inside ajax. Is this correct?
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I guess what I'm asking in the grand scheme of things is: is it possible to edit the static contents of an html page that is currently being viewed by the user?  Here's what I have in mind.

User lands on page.html
Then clicks on the text in which an inline edit concept is used to make that text submittable.
After editing text, submit the information via AJAX to another PHP page that utilizes some regex and FOPEN to find the text and replace it with the data submitted.
The page then is reloaded asynchronously and changes are reflected.

Is that any clearer?
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Ok below you can find what you asked but it's not with ajax and doesn't reload the page.
I will do that and post it here.. It's just that i didn't have the time to do that.. Hope it helps for now..
<?

if($_REQUEST['action']=="open"){

	$filetoopen = $_POST['file'];

	$fp=fopen($filetoopen, "r");

	$t="";

	while(!feof($fp)) {

	  $t.=fread($fp,1024);

	}

	fclose($fp);

}
 

if($_REQUEST['action']=="edit"){

	$filetoedit = $_POST['file'];

	$script = $_POST['script'];

	$fp=fopen($filetoedit, "w");

	fwrite($fp,$script);

	fclose($fp);

}

?>
 

<form action="index.php?action=open" method="post">

File: <input type="file" name="file"><br>

<input type="submit" value="Open File">

</form>

<br>

<? if($_REQUEST['action']!=""){?>

<form action="index.php?action=edit" method="post">

Code:<br>

<textarea cols="100" rows="20" name="script"><? if($_REQUEST['action']=="open"){echo $t;}else{echo $_POST['script'];}?></textarea>

<input type="hidden" name="file" value="<? echo $_POST['file']?>">

<br>

<input type="submit" value="Edit File">

</form>

<? }?>

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by:thcit
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Nick,
Have you had time to do the ajax side of your solution?  I haven't had time to test the code above just yet. Priorities just got rearranged.
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