On Sun, 2005-10-30 at 21:24 -0500, John Taylor-Johnston wrote:
> <?php
> >>$contents = "<div class=\"indent\" style=\"font-size: 16px; font-family: 
> >>arial,helvetica; font-weight: bold;\">About the Project</div>
> >><?php echo \"hello world\"; ?>";
> >>echo eval($contents);
> >>?>
> >>eval() expects PHP code, not HTML with embedded PHP code. Try this
> >>(untested):
> >>
> >>eval( " ?> $contents <?php " );
> >>
> Scary. But it works.
> Shouldn't that error because of the unexpected ?> and <?php in a bigger 
> example?

No, because eval(), when passed string $str, effectively does this

$str = "<?php " . $str . " ?>";

and then passes $str to the PHP interpreter.

Which is, in most cases, what you want, because you want to evaluate PHP

However, if eval() is the answer, you're probably asking the wrong
question. You should take a hard look at your code and think of a better
way to do what you need to do.

I can assure you one does exist, but with your example it's fairly
obvious, so you'd need to explain better what you're trying to do before
I could help you.

Jasper Bryant-Greene
General Manager
Album Limited

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b: http://jbg.name/
p: 0800 4 ALBUM (0800 425 286) or +64 21 232 3303
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