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Display randomly selected images in PHP

Last Modified: 2013-10-21
Hello Experts,
     I am trying to display 5 random images, each time I click a button.
The following is my HTML code:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" 
	    <meta charset = "UTF-8">
	    <title>Card Changer</title>
	    ini_set( 'display_errors', 1 );
      <h1 align = 'center'>Card Changer</h1>
        <table align = 'center'>
            <td><?php print "$array[$num_list[0]]"; ?></td>
            <td><?php print "$array[$num_list[1]]"; ?></td>
            <td><?php print "$array[$num_list[2]]"; ?></td>
            <td><?php print "$array[$num_list[3]]"; ?></td>
            <td><?php print "$array[$num_list[4]]"; ?></td>
          <tr><td align = 'center'><input type = 'button' value = 'Change' onclick = 'document.location = "cardChanger.php"' /></td></tr>


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     And the following is my PHP code:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" 
	    <meta charset="UTF-8">
	    <title>Poker Dealer</title>
        ini_set( 'display_errors', 1 );
       $array  = glob ("cards/*.gif"); //store paths in 'cards' directory with '.gif' extension

        $max = count($array); //check how many contents has created in array
        //pick five images from "cards" folder, no duplicate, randomly
        $num_list = range(1,$max);
        $num_list = array_rand($num_list,5); 
        shuffle ($num_list);
        print "$array[$num_list[0]]"."<br>";
        print "$array[$num_list[1]]"."<br>";
        print "$array[$num_list[2]]"."<br>";
        print "$array[$num_list[3]]"."<br>";
        print "$array[$num_list[4]]"."<br>";

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     As usual, my HTML code is not communicating to my PHP code and my HTML page is not displaying any images now.

     How can I display the multiple images in HTML page using PHP and when I click a button, change the images, without displaying any duplicates?  Is my approach going to a right direction...?

     For this practice, I am using the images of a deck of playing cards and put them into a folder named "cards".  I thought about that writing array for every single card, like "2c.gif", "2d.gif", "2h.gif", "2s.gif", and while I was searching online, I found a piece of code, which might be the way to go...

     Thank you for your help in advance.
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