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How to handle data produced by a PHP script on a web page?

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Let's start with saying I'm a PHP . My goal is to process some data created by a PHP script, using JS.

Imagine my PHP script produces an array [1, 3, 7, 5]. I would like to use this array for making a chart. But somehow I don't understand how to make this data accessible for a JS script. Should I store it in a variable? If yes, how can I access it? Thanks a lot.
Dec 11 '19 #1
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depends how you implement your code. PHP can be called via an (XML)HttpRequest for example and return the data in JSON-format (typical way these days) or you can write plain text like:

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  1. var arr = ['your array elements'];
into a script-node of the html-page. JavaScript is executed in the browser - so the browser would take care of the parsing at the time the page is loaded and you would have an accessible variable for JavaScript (call this the 'legacy' way of doing such - but it can have some advantages in some cases to go this route).

Note: for PHP the JavaScript-code is just plain text - while as soon this text hits the browser - it becomes executable
Dec 11 '19 #2

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