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- What Exactly IS PHP
August 22, 2004, 4:57 pm
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- Janwillem Borleffs
August 23, 2004, 3:40 am
Re: What Exactly IS PHP
Asked here, answered here.
In a nutshell...
PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor. A scripting language for creating dynamic HTML
content. Static means that it is the same all the time and is "hard-coded" in
the HTML files. PHP is a scripting lanugage that allows content to be
"constructed" on the fly, dynamically - add a picture in a directory, PHP will
display it without having to re-write the HTML files. Need content based on
different parameters passed in from a form? PHP can pull information from files,
databases, images and much more. It is a pre-processor because before the
content is transmitted back to the browser, it processes the file and
dynamically generates the HTML code sent to the browser.
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