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Is there something like innerHTML in PHP?


benjaminmorgan
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You can add content to a html webpage with a CMS (content management system) where certain areas of code are made available by a separate username and password for editing (often by untrained people) so that the rest of teh page code cannot be altered.

 

A simple cms would be http://www.simplecms.com/

or Joomla or Drupal fro a professional cms.

 

If you want to edit a part of a page yourself without opening the whole page code, you can put your extra text or image in a separate file called an "include" file and named, say, text2.inc and code PHP in the main page where you want it inserted:-

<?php include ("text2.inc"); ?>

and the main page must have a .php extension, not .html or .htm

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Oh, i meant like with a form. After the form is processed i want to be able to leave a message on the page without having to make it a php file and add php code to the page that the form is on.

 

Right now I am having to add the PHP code and make the form a php page. then I am using if($_GET['complete'] == true) { blah blah blah } but It is just in the middle of my content. I want to be able to do something like you could in javascript without having to rely on javascript.

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Oh, i meant like with a form. After the form is processed i want to be able to leave a message on the page without having to make it a php file and add php code to the page that the form is on.

 

Right now I am having to add the PHP code and make the form a php page. then I am using if($_GET['complete'] == true) { blah blah blah } but It is just in the middle of my content. I want to be able to do something like you could in javascript without having to rely on javascript.

 

You have to use a php form code for the message after an email is sent. Javascript might be able to do it, but my javascript knowledge is too little.

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Oh, i meant like with a form. After the form is processed i want to be able to leave a message on the page without having to make it a php file and add php code to the page that the form is on.

 

Right now I am having to add the PHP code and make the form a php page. then I am using if($_GET['complete'] == true) { blah blah blah } but It is just in the middle of my content. I want to be able to do something like you could in javascript without having to rely on javascript.

I suppose you could do your if statement then store your message in a variable.

<?php
$message="";
if(isset($_GET['complete']))
 $message="<div class='success'>Action was completed successfully</div>";
include(yourpage.php)

Then output the variable on the HTML page.

<html>
<body>
<?php echo $message; ?>
<form method='post' action=''>
...

Another thing you could do is have the HTML page read by php and have "placeholders" that will be replaced by php variables.

Then output that to the user.

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  • 1 month later...

jQuery would be your best bet for something like this, for example if you had a page with div id "main" in which you wanted to display your content and a text file called 'main-content.txt' the entire code to display this (after including jQuery on your page) would be:

 


//  *the $(document).ready(function() { part is only included once per page*

$(document).ready(function() {

$('#main').load('/path/to/main-content.txt');

});

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You could have two pages almost the same one with the massage and one without. Then have the submit button redirect to the page with the success massage added. But that would just be silly. You know javascript and php it just seems like you are trying to reinvent the wheel.

 

By the way how did the contest go on your prom thing?

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I think the fundamental answer you're looking for is... no.

 

You can't use PHP in a non-PHP 'page', or 'document', e.g. blah.html, in the way that you can write JS in a non-JS document, e.g. blah.html.

 

This is the difference between a 'script' language (JS) and a 'text-processing' language (PHP, ASP, and the others), so to speak.

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