I won't send the whole value of $footertext, it's too long.  Yes, it 
contains the contents of the footer file.  I have tried displaying it 
before the function and it works fine.

Martin Towell wrote:

>what's that value of $footertext?
>       is it the actual contents of the footer file?
>have you tried displaying the contents of $footertext just before you call
>       does it contain what you're expecting?
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Leif K-Brooks [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
>Sent: Monday, May 20, 2002 3:23 PM
>Subject: [PHP] Variable won't work in function, even when I global it?
>  On my website, I open my header (and footer) file with fileopen and 
>then eval() it.  I know I should include them, but I knew nothing about 
>php when I did this.  Anyway, I'm working on "groups" for my website. 
> They will be a kind of club.  At the top of every group page, I include 
>a group function file.  Among those functions is one that checks if the 
>user trying to go to the group is a member of it.  If not, it gives them 
>an error message and exits.  It is also supposed to eval() the footer 
>before exiting.  My code is as follows:
>    function checkmember(){
>    global $groupid;
>    global $userinfo;
>    global $footertext;
>    if($groupid != $userinfo['groupid']){
>    print "<b>Error:</b> you're not a member of this group.";
>    eval($footertext);
>    exit;
>    }
>    return;
>    }
>The thing is, it doesn't seem to eval() the footer.  I've even tried 
>getting $footertext out of the $GLOBALS array.  I have also tried 
>printing $footertext to make sure it wasn't a problem with evel(). 
> Nothing has worked.  When I did isset() on $GLOBALS['footertext'], it 
>worked however.  Thanks to anybody who can help.

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