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LinuxPorts: PHP -- A Cookie Experiment

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Sep 1, 2000


"The following article is the first in a series about PHP. This article covers the basics, and assumes that you have some general knowledge about HTML, and other Web technologies. The articles that will follow includes information on using the Postgresql database with PHP. The third and possibly final article in the series will cover advanced data parsing. That said, let us begin!" 'Dynamic' is the current media term to describe web sites that contain elements that make them do things beyond simply display text and graphics. Examples of these are search capabilities, stock tickers, and moving images. At the heart of over 1.4 million (Source: Netcraft) of the Dynamic web sites lies a simple but powerful language that you can embed into your web pages. No, it's not Javascript, it is PHP.

"Unless you've just come back from an extended journey to Alpha Centauri, you may have heard of the World Wide Web (WWW). The WWW is the new communication media of the 20th and 21st centuries, and throughout the Web you cannot help but hear the word, 'Dynamic'."

"'Dynamic' is the current media term to describe web sites that contain elements that make them do things beyond simply display text and graphics. Examples of these are search capabilities, stock tickers, and moving images. At the heart of over 1.4 million (Source: Netcraft) of the Dynamic web sites lies a simple but powerful language that you can embed into your web pages. No, it's not Javascript, it is PHP."

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