Yes lots of people, and they will answer when they have something useful that will help you. Unfortunately you forgot to mention what problem you are having. Please review your entry and explain the problem so that someone may help you. And also be patient!
Hey guys ,
i want to bring my website a bit more of a interactive feel , like forums and log ins ....
and instead of copying other peoples scripts like most , i want to create my own .... so what lang is better php or cgi for forums ?
It has complete code examples that the authors take the time to walk you through. Each example is also a complete program that can be used straight in your site, although I wouldn't due to style issues...
But I found this book more helpful than most out there that only give you fragments of a complete web app.
hey, i would definitely recommend php, this is largely due to the hugh community it has on the www, all you have to do is google whatever your looking for and 9 out of 10 times you'll get what your looking for.
theres plenty of login examples available out there too. But i would also recommend if you dont already know it get some idea of mysql dbs too, also get a version of xampp from myapache and friends for your machine that way you can do all the work locally before deploying anything.
First, CGI isn't really a language, but a way to do server side stuff outside a web server. You can write CGI stuff in most any language that can run on your system, C, C++, Perl, Pascal, etc. Therein lies the problem -- it isn't very secure and if you CGI script crashes, the entire server may also.
So, I'd definitely recommend using PHP. It will allow you to do most anything you need to do on a server, but it will allow reasonable security in most implementations. Also, the way it's usually setup, if your PHP script crashes, it won't bring down the entire server.
CQ de W5ALT
Walt Fair, Jr., P. E. Comport Computing Specializing in Technical Engineering Software
Huh? how would it matter what is inside your string? what happens exactly? And on what system is this?
Are you sure your newlines are \n and not \r or even \r\n ?
Yep, I'm sure newlines are just \n.
I copy-paste the appropriate texts to store from a related blog (No, not stealing material. The blog is a parent site, my site is sort of an archive) and before this, when displaying the text back from the database, it all ran together into one big paragraph. With hebrevc (or rather, nl2br once I can verify without a 500 code..) it displays neatly formatted as it should.
Thanks for the suggestions too! Apparently my google-fu is weak today..
Last Visit: 31-Dec-99 19:00 Last Update: 26-Jan-23 16:07