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I'm trying to pass variables between pages using URLs however I am encountering the following error when I do so:

Warning: main(jobSheetDisplay.php?id=20071403PB136CoA) [function.main]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/computio/public_html/gto/index.php on line 43

Warning: main() [function.include]: Failed opening 'jobSheetDisplay.php?id=20071403PB136CoA' for inclusion (include_path='.:/usr/lib/php:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/computio/public_html/gto/index.php on line 43

My code for the index.php is:

if($_SESSION['loginStatus'] == 1)
$page = $_GET['page'];
} else{

The page that has got the hyperlink that leads to the stuffed up page is as follows:

$min = 15;
<a href="index.php?page=jobSheetDisplay.php?id=
<?php displayEnteredInfo($t,$min);?> ">
echo displayEnteredInfo($t,$min);

When I click this hyperlink it gives me the above error messages but if i remove the "index.php?page=" bit in the above URL it works perfectly, I however need to use some of the stuff on the index page so code some please help me on how to go about the problem..

Thanx simba
Mar 14 '07 #1
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P: 2
You should probably user
<a href="index.php?page=jobSheetDisplay.php%3Fid=
Mar 18 '07 #2

P: 2
And if you do what I wrote, you will probably include the correct .php-file, but you will not pass the id-parameter along. Includes work only on filenames, and not URLs.

So instead I suggest you do it something like:
<a href="index.php?page=jobSheetDisplay.php&id=
When jobSheetDisplay.php is included it can read the same $_GET-variables as index.php - it ought to work just like that.

This said I must warn you: If you just issue an include to any and all $_GET['page'] variables, your website is wide open to an attack. It will take a hacker less than a minute to upload a .php file to your site, and get complete control. The hacker will then be able to put a phishing-page on your site.

Never trust input from users. May I suggest you do something like:
<a href="index.php?page=1&id=
and then in PHP
switch($_GET['page']) {
case 1: include('jobSheetDisplay.php'); break;
case 2: include('someotherpage.php'); break;
Mar 18 '07 #3

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