got it...rather than return false, mysql_result throws an error if the query returns nothing. What a pain.
Finished product at http://www.dibcomputers.com/new-dibcomputers/index.php.txt if anyone wants to steal it... D ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dan Bowkley" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2004 11:21 PM Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] supernoob strikes again > The 404 page is also inserted into the template, or at least that's the > idea...index.html?id=404 is the error page. ?id=1 is the main page, other > pages are numbered accordingly. > > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Justin Gruenberg" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > To: "Dan Bowkley" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Cc: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Sent: Saturday, May 08, 2004 11:05 PM > Subject: Re: [PHP-DB] supernoob strikes again > > > > Dan Bowkley wrote: > > > > >Yeah, I'm back... > > > > > >I'm revamping my own site, finally...going for the same sort of dynamic > system I was using for my last creation. Currently, I have index.php > returning lots of different pages from a mysql database; what I'd like to do > is have a somewhat more elegant solution for spitting back a 404 page. > > > > > > > > > > I'm not entirely sure if I understand your problem, but I can try. It's > > a bit late. > > > > What you need is to test to see if 0 rows are returned. Do this before > > any HTML is outputted. You can use header("HTTP/1.0 404 Not Found") to > > tell the browser that the page wasn't found. You want to stop any > > output after that, too. If you use Apache, you can use a custom error > > document to give a pretty error page. > > > > See > > http://us4.php.net/manual/en/function.header.php > > http://httpd.apache.org/docs/mod/core.html#errordocument > > > > > > > > > > -- > PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) > To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php > > > -- PHP Database Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php