So I'm writing an administration script for a database application I wrote and I want to create a PHP file that will render an index.php file that contains $_SESSION variables written by the setup program.
The problem is when I go to create the $filedata varaible for fwrite() there is no way to put <?php into a string without having php start parsing the rest of the string.
I'm trying to do this...
$filedata = "
<html xmlns=\"http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml\"> \n
<meta http-equiv=\"Content-Type\" content=\"text/html\; charset=iso-8859-1\" /> \n
\$_SESSION[rem_dbhost] = $dbhost; \n
\$_SESSION[rem_dbname] = $dbname; \n
\$_SESSION[rem_dbuser] = $dbuser; \n
\$_SESSION[rem_dbpassword] = $dbpassword; \n
header(\"Location: .\"\$_SERVER['DOCUMENT_ROOT'].\"/cedric/index.php\"); \n
</html> \n ";
but if you print that variable back to the screen it returns a nice white nothing eventhough it is set when tested with isset().
I played around with commenting out different parts of the variable assignment to isolate the problem and its the <?php tag. As soon as that's gone then the string goes into the variable just fine.
Thanks in advance for suggestions.
Creating a PHP file with PHP
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Posted 24 April 2006 - 05:15 AM
Take a look at the function [a href=\"http://www.php.net/htmlentities\" target=\"_blank\"]htmlentities()[/a]. One of the things it does is change "<" and ">" into "<" and ">", which will make the browsers leave the string as is. You can also surround the string with the '<pre>' and '</pre>' tags.
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