yes, there is a way out, you can use readfile().
capture the output using ob_*() functions and then parse/eval that string
listed here are the functions you'll need.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin Stone" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 3:51 PM
Subject: [PHP] Getting an include file into a string after PHP evaluates the
> I'm using templates to create an interface for a new ePostcard script.
> The templates are HTML with embedded PHP tags in the likely positions
> (ie. font, text, bgcolor, etc..). The script include()'s the chosen
> template file and evaluates the variables stored in the active session
> for display in the browser.
> I don't know why I didn't think of this ahead of time but in order to
> produce the HTML-based ePostcard email I have to get the evaluated
> template into a string.
> I can fopen() the template file and read it into a string but the PHP
> won't evaluate. And since most of the template is HTML with some
> Did I paint myself into a corner here? Or is there a way out that I
> just don't see.
> Kevin Stone
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