Hi Alexander!

You're missing the distinction between a server-side script (PHP) and a 
client-side script (JavaScript, VB etc). When you use the syntax you 
used, the browser attempts to download the src and execute it - and it 
can't do that, because in the best case the php code runs on the server 
and returns "test" (your echo()) and then it "tries" to run that as php 
code, which again it doesn't know how. It does work for JavaScript 
however, because it downloads the JavaScript file (which is plain text) 
and then executes the code (because it knows how to execute JavaScript).

What you should do would be write
<? include("hotspot.php"); ?>
instead of "<script language... etc".


Alexander Ross wrote:
> I have a .php file whose purpose, ultimately, is to set one variable;
> $hotspot.  Now I want to include that var in a bunch of places in my html
> page (it must remain html).  So this was my thought.  In the <head> include
> the following:
> <script language="php" src="hotspot.php"></script>
> and then anywhere in the html doc I want to print the value of $hotspot I
> type:
> <?=$hotspot?>
> but it doesn't work.  I have a feeling I cant include a php script that way
> because in trying to debug the problem I made the first line of hotspot.php
> = echo "test"; and the word test never shows.  What am I missing?
> Thnks
> Alex

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