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PHPNews - FAQ

  1. PHPNews requires a PHP version of 4.1.0 or higher (The latest version of PHP is 4.3.*) and a MySQL database.
  2. No. PHP is so popular because it can be integrated into websites by simply opening and closing tags (ie. <? and ?>). Everything outside the tags is treated normally.
  3. When including the news (with the include() function as demonstrated in readme.html) you must use a path. NOT a url. For example, if PHPNews is located at http://mysite.com/news/ and your news is located at http://mysite.com/index.php, then your PHP should be as follows:
    <?php
    include("news/news.php");
    ?>
    Do NOT include a '/' at the start.
  4. Please do not ask us how to learn (x)HTML or how to design your site to look like something. We provide the News Program, you must have knowledge of some (x)HTML in order to customise it.
  5. XHTML stands for eXtensible HyperText Markup Language and is a reformulation of HTML 4. It was published in the year 2000 by the W3C. The advantages of XHTML are the following:
    • XHTML documents are XML conforming. As such, they can be viewed, edited, and validated with standard XML tools.
    • XHTML documents can be written to operate as well or better than they did before in existing HTML 4-conforming browsers as well as in new, XHTML 1.0 conforming browsers.
    • XHTML documents can integrate other markup languages such as plain XML or MathML (only if the browser supports it).
    If you want to learn more about this language, vist the W3C XHTML pages.

 

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Last Update: 04. April 2007