By David Sklar

PHP has received a following between non-technical net designers who have to upload interactive features to their websites. providing a gradual studying curve, personal home page is an available but robust language for developing dynamic websites. As its recognition has grown, PHP's easy characteristic set has develop into a growing number of subtle. Now Hypertext Preprocessor five boasts complex features--such as new object-oriented functions and aid for XML and internet Services--that will please even the main skilled net execs whereas nonetheless closing straightforward adequate for people with a decrease tolerance for technical jargon.

If you have got desired to attempt your hand at personal home page yet have not identified the place to begin, then Learning personal home page 5 is the booklet you would like. If you may have desired to test your hand at personal home page yet have not identified the place to begin, then Learning Hypertext Preprocessor 5 is the e-book you would like. With awareness to either personal home page four and the recent Hypertext Preprocessor model five, it offers every little thing from a rationalization of the way personal home page works together with your net server and internet browser to the fine details of operating with databases and HTML kinds. Written by way of the co-author of the preferred PHP Cookbook, this e-book is for clever (but no longer inevitably highly-technical) readers. Learning Hypertext Preprocessor 5 courses you thru each point of the language you have to to grasp for pro internet programming effects. This booklet offers a hands-on studying event whole with routines to ensure the teachings stick.

Learning Hypertext Preprocessor 5 covers the next subject matters, and more:

  • How personal home page works along with your internet browser and net server
  • PHP language fundamentals, together with info, variables, good judgment and looping
  • Working with arrays and functions
  • Making internet forms
  • Working with databases like MySQL
  • Remembering clients with sessions
  • Parsing and producing XML
  • Debugging

Written by way of David Sklar, coauthor of the PHP Cookbook and an teacher in personal home page, this ebook deals the suitable lecture room studying event no matter if you are in a lecture room or by yourself. From studying tips to set up Hypertext Preprocessor to designing database-backed net purposes, Learning Hypertext Preprocessor 5 will advisor you thru each element of the language you will need to grasp to accomplish specialist internet programming results.

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HTML has a definite set of tags: the tags encompass a hyperlink, the

    tags denote an unordered record, the

  • tags point out an inventory aspect, etc. An XML record, in spite of the fact that, can use any tags you will have. positioned tags round a film ranking, tags round a persons top, or tags round a persons' favourite color—XML does not care. after all, whomever (or no matter what application) you are sharing the XML record with must also conform to use and comprehend an analogous set of tags. whenever you get extra freedom within the tag-choice division, XML clamps down a lot more durable than HTML in terms of record constitution. HTML allows you to play quick and free with a few starting and shutting tags. The HTML record in instance 11-1 renders simply high-quality in an internet browser. instance 11-1. HTML checklist that is not legitimate XML

    • Braised Sea Cucumber
    • Baked Giblets with Salt
    • Abalone with Marrow and Duck toes

    As an XML rfile, notwithstanding, instance 11-1 has an issue. There are not any final

    tags to check up with the 3 commencing

  • tags. each opened tag in an XML record needs to be closed. The XML-friendly option to write instance 11-1 is proven in instance 11-2. instance 11-2. HTML record that's legitimate XML
    • Braised Sea Cucumber
    • Baked Giblets with Salt
    • Abalone with Marrow and Duck Feet

    there are numerous present commonplace XML tag units for describing other kinds of data. XHTML, an XML-compatible model of HTML, is defined at http://www. w3. org/TR/xhtml11/. plenty of sites distribute lists of article headlines or different syndicated info utilizing an XML structure known as RSS (described at http://blogs. legislation. harvard. edu/tech/rss). the various examples during this bankruptcy additionally contain RSS. you may get a PHP-themed RSS feed from the Planet Hypertext Preprocessor website, which collects many PHP-related blogs. The Planet Hypertext Preprocessor RSS feed is accessible at http://www. planet-php. net/rss/. to benefit extra approximately XML, try out studying XML by means of Erik T. Ray (O'Reilly). to profit extra approximately XML in Hypertext Preprocessor, learn bankruptcy eleven of Programming personal home page through Rasmus Lerdorf and Kevin Tatroe (O'Reilly), bankruptcy 12 of personal home page Cookbook via David Sklar and Adam Trachtenberg (O'Reilly), or bankruptcy five of Upgrading to Hypertext Preprocessor five via Adam Trachtenberg (O'Reilly). Parsing an XML record personal home page 5's new SimpleXML module makes parsing an XML record, good, uncomplicated. It turns an XML rfile into an item that offers established entry to the XML. To create a SimpleXML item from an XML rfile saved in a string, cross the string to simplexml_load_string( ) . It returns a SimpleXML item. In instance 11-3, $channel holds XML that represents the a part of an RSS zero. ninety one feed. instance 11-3. Parsing XML in a string $channel =<<<_XML_ What's For Dinner http://menu. instance. com/ These are your offerings of what to consume this night. _XML_; $xml = simplexml_load_string($channel); The contents of XML parts can be found because the info saved within the SimpleXML item.

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