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How to create ASHX page in ASP.NET alike but using PHP page

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I am new to php, I wish to create a page that response to client similar to ashx page in asp.net

how to make php return very simple text to client when request something var http.

Any idea and place for me to start?
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Do you have PHP installed on your web server?  Probably the simplest possible PHP page would be:
<?php
echo "This is the text from the PHP page";
?>

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Save it to a file on your web server called somthing like 'simpleecho.php'.  Then put it in your browser address bar with the server name like "http://10.10.10.10/simpleecho.php" and you should see the text.
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by:Alexandre Simões
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ASHX are like WebPages but with a shorter pipe line.

I know nothing about PHP but what he wants is a way to call a server-side PHP method via HTTP verbs and receive a response in the requested content type.
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by:Alexandre Simões
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Maybe this can give you a head start :)

http://www.w3schools.com/php/php_ajax_php.asp
http://www.tutorialspoint.com/php/php_and_ajax.htm

sorry for the links mate, like I told before, PHP is not in my toolbox :)
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All page links are GET method.  You have to use a form to use POST and some kind of program (like cURL) to use PUT.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypertext_Transfer_Protocol
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by:Julian Hansen
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PHP by default acts on a more basic level than ashx page. You have to specifically code the PHP page to respond to the type of request you want to make.

You want to retrieve some text - example script returns the sum of two numbers.

simpleadd.php?a=5&b=6

PHP
<?php
// Get sanitised input - expecting two parameters of type int 
// so make sure that is what you get

$a = isset($_GET['a']) ? (int)$_GET['a'] : 0;
$b = isset($_GET['b']) ? (int)$_GET['b'] : 0;

echo $a + $b;

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Other means of returning parameters $_POST (for posted data) $_REQUEST for data in both GET and POST

If you want to return different mimetypes you need to specifically set this with the header() function (before you send any output)
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by:Alexandre Simões
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Dave, I was speaking about Ajax calls there... :)

ASHXs are a very good option the handle Ajax calls in the .Net world. In fact they are a much better option than the webmethods although they require a bit more work.
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by:JSW21
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Thanks, guys.
I tested the code and "echo" is all i need to achieve ashx page alike - no html tag etc.

Bests to all.
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