Thanks for the response, Aaron. But my problem isn't finding out who the
referrer was. My problem is how to get the results of the database query
back to the referrer without using any html. I think I need to get it into
the request somehow.

I'm probably making things waaaay more difficult than they NEED to be for
myself, but my goal is to have the application logic, in this case the query
script, totally separate from the presentation layer (the html).

You know, ideally, I'd like to do something like the following pseudocode:

while($row = mysql_fetch_array($results)){
        $_POST['id'] = $row['id'];
        $_POST['firstname'] = $row['firstname'];
        $_POST['lastname'] = $row['lastname'];
}
header("Location:http://www.mysite.org/searchform.php";);

And that would set the $_POST variables in the request without having any
HTML. I guess I should probably just try it seeing as I've already typed it
out, but I've never stumbled across anything like this before and wanted to
see if there was already a tried and true method for accomplishing it.

Ugh. I feel the headache coming on.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Aaron Wolski [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2003 2:00 PM
> To: 'Hutchins, Richard'; 'PHP-DB'
> Subject: RE: [PHP-DB] Returning Results
> 
> 
> Hi Richard,
> 
> When you submit the form, why not have a hidden field in the 
> form like:
> 
> <input type="hidden" name="backtopage" value="<?php echo
> $_SERVER['PHP_SELF']; ?>">
> 
> Then use that 'backtopage' variable in your script where you 
> direct the
> results to.
> 
> Or.. if you don't want to use a hidden field.. parse the URL 
> to get the
> referrer?
> 
> HTH
> 
> Aaron
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Hutchins, Richard [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > Sent: August 19, 2003 1:54 PM
> > To: PHP-DB
> > Subject: [PHP-DB] Returning Results
> > 
> > OK, I'll apologize in advance if this is a little off topic, but I
> think
> > it'll be close enough.
> > 
> > I have a form (searchform.php) that collects data for a 
> search (e.g.,
> > firstname, lastname). That form submits to a separate PHP script
> > (search.php) that queries a database to find matching rows 
> and returns
> the
> > information in an array ($results).
> > 
> > All pretty standard stuff and it all works.
> > 
> > I know I "while()" the information in the resulting array ($results)
> to
> > draw
> > a table showing all of the results. But what that would 
> require is the
> > form
> > (searchform.php) to collect the data and submit to the search.php
> script
> > where HTML and PHP code combine in one file to perform the query and
> draw
> > the results. I know how to do this and have done it in the past.
> > 
> > However, this instance has a wrinkle to it. When the searchform.php
> form
> > submits to search.php, I want to perform the query, but return the
> user
> > (and
> > the $results array) to searchform.php to display the results.
> > 
> > I want to stress that I can get the information from the 
> database with
> no
> > problem. I'm just stuck on how to get the results back to the page
> that
> > called the search.php script in the first place.
> > 
> > Is turning search.php into a function and "return"-ing the 
> results the
> > only
> > way to accomplish this? Because the only other idea I can 
> come up with
> is
> > using a header("Location:http://searchform.php?rs=$results";);
> statement
> > and
> > that doesn't seem to work (and logically, I can see why).
> > 
> > I'm not asking for a total solution here because I can handle the
> whole
> > solution myself. However I would appreciate a bump in the right
> direction
> > in
> > regards to how to architect the application logic.
> > 
> > Thanks in advance,
> > Rich
> > 
> > Rich Hutchins
> > 
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