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March 20, 2008, 11:36 pm
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my question is about displaying a friendly message when someone
directly types a url in the browser. example i have one file
called form.php which processes the information entered in the form
and lets say the next page is
thankyou.php?firstname=david by seeing the url if someone types
thankyou.php?firstname=smith in the address bar the browser
will display smith.
1. so if a user enters a url in the browser directly to a specific
page("thankyou.php") i would like to display a message
like = "Direct access to this file is not allowed"
2. with the above method assuming even if i type thankyou.php in the
browser directly, though i own the file i will also get
the message "Direct access to this file is not allowed". so i would
not like to see this message, i guess for this i need to
specify my IP address i suppose.
3. also if a user by mistake types the wrong url directly in the
address bar ex= www.website.com/abou.php instead of
typing www.website.com/aboutus.php instead of the browser displaying
File not found or a 404 error message i would like to
display a customized page which will still have the same look and feel
of my website in terms of the layout and i would like
to display a message such as = "Page could not be found" Does this
have to be done from apache perspective or can it be done
using php. please suggest the procedure in either case apache OR php.
Re: question about direct access to url
Have required POST fields in the form transferring to thankyou.php, and
if it's not there, put out your message. Otherwise, show your thankyou
Harder. You could check your IP address, but do you have a static IP
address? Maybe rather create a form on your local development system to
post the field in #1 mentioned above.
See your webserver documentation. This isn't a PHP question.
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