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JavaScript to write and execute PHP script code to a div tag

Posted on 2009-04-09
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I know php is server based and only executes when the page first loads (at run time)

my question is;
Can you use JavaScript to write and execute PHP script loaded from an external file?

this is what Ive tried;
<script type="text/javascript">
function showAreaOfTown(){
      var target = document.createElement( "script" );
      target.setAttribute( "src", "areaOfTown.php" );
      document.getElementById("areaOfTown").appendChild( target ); //the div tag
}
</script>

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nobody has any ideas?
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One option would be to use AJAX http://www.w3schools.com/Ajax/ajax_intro.asp to call a specific PHP page which would perform a certain task and return a result which you can then assign to a DIV on the page, you could even pass code to the page through a URL parameter and then use the eval http://us2.php.net/eval function to execute the code.
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i decided to build a flash application instead. thanks.
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