Patrick Teague wrote: > ok, so this makes alot of since... if I move my website from one server to > another server I'll have to go through every single file & redo the > directory structure? Isn't this the reason for the includes... so you > don't have to go through every single file to make changes? Maybe I should > go back to ASP... > > #include virtual="/includes/myinclude.inc" > > or is there a way to get this to work via php on apache?
Per http://www.php.net/manual/en/function.ini-set.php, PHP_INCLUDE_PATH is an 'ini' setting which you can change - you could either set it in your php.ini once, and point it to one common 'includes' direcotry. Or possibly set it per apache virtual server (via .htaccess perhaps in a main root directory). Another thought is to simply make all your include statements use a constant, such as DOCUMENT_ROOT or something else (we use something else but the idea is the same). Yes, all includes need to be written as include(MYDIRPATH."/relative/stuff.php"); Also, try ini_set(PHP_INCLUDE_PATH,DOCUMENT_ROOT); at the top of your page(s). That might do the trick. but it makes everything a heck of a lot more portable. Don't go back to ASP. If you really want to use <!--#include virtual--> stuff Apache supports that via .shtml files. There are probably ways of getting the two to work together (PHP and SSI) though I'm not sure why you'd want to do so. :) Remember ASP is a framework, and VBScript is the popular language there. VBScript doesn't support includes at all - it's ASP calling an SSI interpreter, include()ing things, then passing to the language. PHP is just a language. There are some pretty ugly, inelegant things going on under the hood with respect to includes under ASP - if you want gorey details let me know. :) After writing all this I see it's basically a rehash of the 9/2/2001 posting in the user comments under include at the php manual site. Is there a reason one of those 3 options isn't viable? Michael Kimsal http://www.phphelpdesk.com Taking the ? out of <?php 734-480-9961 -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php