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    help needed with basic php/asp page

    Hi,

    my background is html. i was given a project to do with something similar to this
    http://www.efonica.com/intl/eng/rates.asp
    or
    http://www.livewire.cc/LowRates.php

    users can select the countries to call and upon clicking submit; they get to know the phone rate. However, The pricing plans would be different for my webpage.

    i copied and paste the source script from the website and pasted into dreamweaver but when i click submit, it leads to an empty page. any ideas how does asp or php work? must i link them to a database? i'm not sure how does database works?

    Thanks in advance

    Uplift

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    Perhaps you should leave it to someone who DOES know PHP or ASP. You can't just copy the source of a web page and make it work. PHP/ASP scripts are run on a server and what you see is just result of running those scripts. You also need a web server with PHP installed.

    This subject is too complex to be explained in single forum post, so my sincere advice is to leave it to someone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uplift678
    i copied and paste the source script from the website and pasted into dreamweaver but when i click submit, it leads to an empty page. any ideas how does asp or php work? must i link them to a database? i'm not sure how does database works?
    Uplift
    ASP/PHP/Cold Fusion are server side processing languages. Basically, there is an engine running on the web server that takes the page, and translates it into a displayable HTML page.

    So, the script that you copied from the page is the output after it has been "translated" from the original code. If you aren't even sure how a database works, this is going to be past your abilities at this point. Ask around on here for a coder than can help you with it. You'll find some.

    Aodhan


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