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zoso729

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Hello,

 

Im trying to create a loop to display a set of asterisks to create a set of "stairs."

 

example:

*

**

***

****

*****

******

*******

 

Im not very good at html and everything Ive tried has failed.

 

Does anyone have any suggestions or samples?

 

Thanks a lot, i REALLY appreciate any help at all!

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You need something like this, embedded in your HTML:

<?    //starts PHP

$asterisks="***************";

$no_of_stairs=10;

for( i from 1 to $no_of_stairs)

{

echo substring($asterisks,$i);

}

?>  // ends PHP

The above won't work, but it will get you started.  I suggest you concentrate on the above as a PHP file:  paste it into a text editor and save it as, say stairs.php in your cgi-bin folder.  (I'm assuming you have a website capable of PHP.)

Check out keywords (eg for, substring) in the PHP manual:

http://www.php.net/manual/en/

to get the code working

Cheers 

  scdas

 

Im trying to create a loop to display a set of asterisks to create a set of "stairs."

 

example:

*

**

***

****

*****

******

*******

 

Im not very good at html and everything Ive tried has failed.

 

Does anyone have any suggestions or samples?

 

Thanks a lot, i REALLY appreciate any help at all!

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