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Hi,

 
I am currently coding along with "PHP Shopping Cart with OOP & MVC" project on StudioWeb and I have a question on how includes work and I hope that anyone can help me.
 
Basically I want to know how one page can magically have access to a specific class. In the video "Template Object: Part 2", timestamp 8:49, in the "v_public_home.php" file, Ben wrote "$this" because the view is being included in the Template object.
 
I cannot wrap my head around how this works. It just seems to me that out of nowhere we can access the Template object. Can anyone give me a detailed breakdown on how the "v_public_home.php" file can have access to the Template object?
 
Thank you.
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Hello fellow coder fra168nk.  I may have just figured out myself how include works.  

Imagine one document with the function of bouncing a ball. (D1)

Then you have a second document with the request to actually bounce a ball (D2)

For D2 to actually bounce a ball, it will need the help of D1.  D1 is the tool with which D2 can bounce a ball.

By writing, for example, include(D1) in D2, D2 now has access to the bouncing ball function in D1.  D1 and D2 have become one document in a sense (in terms of one benefitting from the other).

Although the documents are now one, in a sense, D1's location (as far as referencing CSS is concerned) is now wherever D2 is located.  So, whenever a reference is made in D1 to CSS, it should be made as though D1's location is the same as D2's.  It took me a while to figure that one out.  

 

 

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