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I think I must be getting too old and my mind is failing.
I never knew browsers could double as word processors
or text editors. But recently I bought a book to assist in
my effort to launch an AMP application on a linux server.
I'm new to linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP. But I have an
application that's already been built, a linux box that's already
been build with Apache, MySQL and PHP already installed and
I need to how to get the MySQL tables/indices (that's pretty much
the database, huh) onto the server and start serving it.

Now the book, entitled "Beginning PHP, Apache, MySQL
Development" was written by Elizabeth Naramore, Yann Le Scouarnec,
Mark K Glass, Gary Mailer, Jeremy Stolz and Jason Gerner. They're a
motley crew, for certain, but are experts in their field.

In their book with 2004 copyright, ISBN: 0764557440 on page 96, they
ask that I open my browser and type in several pages of code. Are
there browsers that double as text editors? This has gotta be a typo
or an outright blunder, right?

Re: Is IE (internet explorer) a browser? Are browsers designed to visit and view web pages? Do they double as text-editors?

MLH wrote:
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Likely a mistake on their part; when they said browser, they meant text

Although Netscape, Mozilla, some other browsers have had an "edit page"
feature for years, I wouldn't recommend these applications as an editor
for code.

Bill K.

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