[FX.php List] PHP question...

Andy Gaunt andy at fmpug.com
Wed Apr 29 08:53:53 MDT 2009


As you found header redirects only work before any content is sent to  
the page.

You may need to use a meta refresh

<META HTTP-EQUIV="Refresh" CONTENT="5; URL=your_next_page.php">


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On Apr 29, 2009, at 10:47 AM, Bob Patin wrote:

> I have a page that loads, and in the body of the code, there's a  
> loop that occurs that tries to load in database records if any  
> exist. Because of the way the site works, I have to run this loop in  
> the body of the page and not at the top, so 75% of the page has  
> already been loaded at this point.
> What I'd *like* to do is go to the next page if no records are  
> loaded; I have a variable that's easy to test, but I can't seem to  
> get what I want.
> I tried saying this:
> if ($counter<1){
> 	header("Location: review.php");
> }
> but for some reason, it doesn't actually send the user to the next  
> page. I can test and confirm that the IF statement does validate and  
> the code within IS run, but why doesn't it send the user to the next  
> page? Is it because a lot of the HTML has already loaded?
> If I use an INCLUDE() or REQUIRE(), the top part of this page will  
> show on the subsequent page, which is of course not what I want.
> Is there another way to redirect after the BODY of a page has  
> already started loading?
> Thanks,
> Bob Patin
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