ActionListener for PHP???

Do you have a question? Post it now! No Registration Necessary.  Now with pictures!

Threaded View
Quite a while back I used Java Swing (for Uni project) which allowed the  
developer to a create form and on the "Submit" button I recall adding  
something called an ActionListener. I was thinking of trying to do the  
something similar in PHP but a bit puzzled on how I would achieve it.

My thoughts are to have a class for a Textbox, class for a SubmitButton and  
a class called ActionListener which is invoked (is that the correct term??)  
when the SubmitButton is pressed. Each instance of the ActionListener class  
will have a seperate set of instructions.

Does anyone know of any tutorials online that discuss something like above?  
I've looked at a couple of Frameworks and QCodo does something along these  



Re: ActionListener for PHP???

Phil Latio wrote:
Quoted text here. Click to load it


You don't do it the same way in PHP.  Java is much more event-driven  
than PHP; it's doing some things behind the scenes that PHP doesn't do  
for you.

When the submit button is pressed, a form is submitted to the server.  
This includes a request for the page identified in the action= parameter  
of your <form> element.

Java will take this request and drive the appropriate listeners for you.  
  PHP won't.  In PHP you get the input via either $_GET or $_POST  
(depending on the method= parameter) and handle the request.

It's a little more work for you to do it - but less overhead on the  
server (Java calls action listeners for every bean being used, whether  
you've overridden it or not).

Remove the "x" from my email address
Jerry Stuckle
JDS Computer Training Corp.

Site Timeline