[FX.php List] PHP question...

Dale Bengston dbengston at tds.net
Wed Apr 29 09:13:10 MDT 2009

Another possible solution would be to have your redirect scenario  
write out a hidden form containing all the data necessary to move on,  
and then submit the form. Cheesy, but effective.


On Apr 29, 2009, at 10:00 AM, Leo R. Lundgren wrote:

> 29 apr 2009 kl. 16.47 skrev Bob Patin:
>> 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?
> True. header() tries to send an HTTP header, and these come before  
> the content. You're just too late :P
>> Is there another way to redirect after the BODY of a page has  
>> already started loading?
> If you really cannot do the processing and logic you require at the  
> top of the page, I can think of these ways to solve your problem  
> (there might be other ways, just thinking about it quickly):
> 	- Instead of a HTTP header to redirect the user, use a <script> in  
> the page/out, that will trigger a redirect. Not a very nice solution  
> though.
> 	- Use output buffering. See http://se.php.net/manual/en/book.outcontrol.php 
> . What you would do is:
> 		- Put ob_start() at the start of your PHP file, to make all output  
> (except headers) stay in a buffer until you tell it otherwise.
> 		- Then you carry on as normal, outputting that main part of your  
> page.
> 		- Then in your "logic point", if you need to redirect the user you  
> just do the header() call you already have. As the output is  
> buffered, no output has been sent, and the header is fine.
> 		- If you don't need to redirect, just continue with your page,  
> and ..
> 		- .. at the end you put a call to ob_end_flush() to make PHP  
> output everything in the buffer to the browser.
> -|
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