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Getting one page to display an image linked by another

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Honestly, I wouldn't know where to start a search on this one. I've looked through my DWMX04 Bible, a Google search, and... well, that's about it.


This has GOT to be an easy thing to do, I just don't know how to do it!


So anyhow, I'll start with an explanation of the intended result I'm after: A user clicks a thumbnail on one page, and the next shows the large version of the image, on a BUILT page, not just the image itself.


What I've got: an index.php in the root of my site that needs to tell image.php what image to display in the image display area.


I've got a MySQL database set up for the site, but I have NO IDEA what I'm doing with PHP coding or how to get the variables to work. (I could do this if I could write it in VB6 code! ARG!)



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It seems simple enough... :S


ok, you may need to provide a bit more detail, but i'll have a bash, as it really depends how you've done things so far.


if you've literally hard coded the images into the index page (ie, youre not using a PHP loop to display the images) then each image could have a hyperlink such as:


<a href="image.php?image=a_picture.jpg"><img src="a_picture.jpg" /></a>


when you click this link, image.php will open and you'll see in the URL something like:

[a href=\"http://yoursite.com/image.php?image=a_picture.jpg\" target=\"_blank\"]http://yoursite.com/image.php?image=a_picture.jpg[/a]


in your image.php file, just put the image in like this:


$image = $_GET['image']; // gets the filename from URL
   ** and put a line similar to this where you want your image to appear
<img src='<?php echo $image; ?>' />


that should set you on your way







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