I use to do it that way, but i like to be able to see it in Dreamweaver for more control, not so much Frontpage, I don't know how to use front page. I hope someone helps me figure this out.
"Peter" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message [EMAIL PROTECTED]">news:[EMAIL PROTECTED]... > I understand what you're getting at, I'm not sure of the answer though. > I know it would stop you using FrontPage or Dreamweaver but if for example > you had > <?PHP > print "<HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Index page</TITLE></HEAD><BODY>"; > print "<P>Current: $_Current</P>"; > print "<P>Percent Change: $_ChangePercent</P>"; > print "</BODY></HTML>"; > ?> > You'd eliminate that problem. > > > "Christopher Crane" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote in message > [EMAIL PROTECTED]">news:[EMAIL PROTECTED]... > > I have a question on speed but also dealing with the method of scripting. > > I have a few pages where I get things like weather and stocks. I get the > > data, which is usually in the form of a Comma delimited string like the > > stock quotes from Yahoo.com. In the past, I also wrote a function to get > the > > data and split into variables like $S_Current, $S_ChangePercent, > > $S_ChangeDollar ect.... Then I would print out a whole HTML table with > the > > variables embedded within. This function was called from a PHP type web > > page. Lately, I have been making the variables global and using them when > I > > need them. For instance, I have a page called index.php. At the stock > > section of the page, I have a function that is called and returns the > major > > indices, like NASDAQ, DOW and S&P. I global the variables and then within > > the index.php page I called the variables as I need them in tables. This > > makes designing the page simple. I can do it in Frontpage or Dreamweaver > or > > whatever. The old way was to call the function and the function would > print > > out the HTML table as part of the function. > > > > I hope I am explaining this well enough to understand. Doing it the newer > > way for me with the global variables makes it easier to design the web > page, > > but I am wondering if it is at the cost of a slower page loading. The > reason > > I think this is whenever I would like to display a variable I have to put > in > > a script tag like <?PHP print $S_Current; ?>. I might have as many as 20 > of > > these on a page. Every time doesn't PHP have to start again and parse out > > this information causing it to be really slow? > > > > The old way was for me to call the function like <?PHP indices(); ?> and > > then the function would print out; > > <table> > > <tr> > > <td>Dow</td> > > <td>NASDAQ</td> > > <td>S & P</td> > > </tr> > > <tr> > > <td>$Dow_Current<img src=\"img\up.gif\"></td> > > <td>$Nas_Current<img src=\"img\up.gif\"></td> > > <td>$Snp_Current<img src=\"img\dn.gif\"></td> > > </tr> > > </table> > > > > Which is faster? Which is better? Is there another way? > > > > Christopher J. Crane > > Network Operations Manager > > > > IKON Office Solutions > > 860.659.6464 > > > > > > > > -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php