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execute a remote file before including it.

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I'm trying to modify a banner display function so it can be including
on remote websites. If I just include the file from a remote website
the code isn't executed before it is put into the page. I would like
my code (which picks a random banner) to execute on the remote site so
when I include it a random banner show up.
Jul 16 '05 #1
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Nick Messick wrote:
I'm trying to modify a banner display function so it can be including
on remote websites. If I just include the file from a remote website
the code isn't executed before it is put into the page. I would like
my code (which picks a random banner) to execute on the remote site so
when I include it a random banner show up.


???

You cannot of course.

How would you feel when I started executing MY PHP-code on your server?
If you want some code executed on another machine, contact its owner...

Regards,
Erwin

Jul 16 '05 #2

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Erwin Moller <> wrote:
Nick Messick wrote:
I'm trying to modify a banner display function so it can be including
on remote websites. If I just include the file from a remote website
the code isn't executed before it is put into the page. I would like
my code (which picks a random banner) to execute on the remote site so
when I include it a random banner show up.

??? You cannot of course. How would you feel when I started executing MY PHP-code on your server?
If you want some code executed on another machine, contact its owner...


lets the owner of the other machine does not have a problem with me running
a script on his server and then displaying the output on my server..

how would I do it then??
Jul 16 '05 #3

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On 9-Sep-2003, Erwin Moller
<si******************************************@spam yourself.com> wrote:
Nick Messick wrote:
I'm trying to modify a banner display function so it can be including
on remote websites. If I just include the file from a remote website
the code isn't executed before it is put into the page. I would like
my code (which picks a random banner) to execute on the remote site so
when I include it a random banner show up.


???

You cannot of course.

How would you feel when I started executing MY PHP-code on your server?
If you want some code executed on another machine, contact its owner...


What you can do is execute the php on your server to modify the banner and
return it as an image.

The remote server would pass HTML to the client like
<img src="http://yourserver.com/banner.php">
The client browser would make the request to your server where the php code
would return the appropriate headers and the image data.
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Tom Thackrey
www.creative-light.com
Jul 16 '05 #4

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Message-ID: <gg***************@newssvr29.news.prodigy.com> from Tom
Thackrey contained the following:
The remote server would pass HTML to the client like
<img src="http://yourserver.com/banner.php">
The client browser would make the request to your server where the php code
would return the appropriate headers and the image data.


Is there any way of doing this so that it returns code instead of an image?
(to create an embedded guest book or something)

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Geoff Berrow
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Jul 16 '05 #5

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You can sort of do what you're after...

<script language="javascript" type="text/javascript"
src="http://yourserver/script.php"></script>

This tag is put on the remote website. script.php should do whatever
work you want it to do, then send HTML output wrapped in
document.write() functions. I.E. script.php would return something
like:

document.write('Look at this!<br>');
document.write('<img src="http://someserver/someimage.jpg">');

And that code would be run by the user's browser in place where you
had the <script> tag on the page on the remote website. Can give you
an example if you need one. :)
Jul 16 '05 #6

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"Nick Messick" <no****@trendwhore.com> wrote in message
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I'm trying to modify a banner display function so it can be including
on remote websites. If I just include the file from a remote website
the code isn't executed before it is put into the page. I would like
my code (which picks a random banner) to execute on the remote site so
when I include it a random banner show up.


I've read the history - you could do two things... one, have your chap who
has the PHP server create the banner in to a 'javascript' type file - That
way, from the remote server, you only have to include, and execute the
javascript

Alternativly, you could use an html <iframe> tag and just call the page from
their server thus giving you full forms access without changing the address
bar (which I gather is one of your issues).
Jul 16 '05 #7

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Matt <go****@mralston.com> wrote:
document.write() functions. I.E. script.php would return something
like: document.write('Look at this!<br>');
document.write('<img src="http://someserver/someimage.jpg">');


what If I want to return a php function, which the user can use on his page.
Basically, I want to give only certain users access to this one function.
So I want to authenticate them before they run that function, the only
problem being that authentication needs to be done on the main machine and
not where the user is using the function. Thus, I want the users to include
this one file, which is running on the main server, and if they authenticate
right, I return the function. Also, this authentication needs to be automatic
i.e. on a script to script level, not a human to html page level.

any idea how??

Jul 16 '05 #8

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