Top graphic continually changes - who do they do it?

Discussion in 'HTML' started by ©®, Sep 22, 2003.

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    ©® Guest

    At the top graphic changes when you go to a
    new page or refresh the page.
    How do they do it?
    Is there a plugin for Dreamweaver to do this?
    ©®, Sep 22, 2003
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  2. there are any number of algos to pick one from a list of items - ask them?
    no idea
    William Tasso, Sep 22, 2003
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    brucie Guest

    brucie, Sep 22, 2003
  4. Simple. Two ways I can think of:
    store all the images in a database and pick one at random

    use some server-side scripting to scan a directory of images,
    load them into an array and pick one at random. I do that here:
    Hywel Jenkins, Sep 22, 2003
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    David Graham Guest

    To get your example to work on my site hosted by phpwebhosting, I take the
    php from the second link and rename the file with a .php extension. This
    works OK - see

    But you manage to get this to work from a page with a .html extension - how?

    How does the server know it has to process php instructions if the file does
    not have a .php extension. Obviously this is possible because you do this
    with your example, but once again, how?

    David Graham, Sep 22, 2003
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    brucie Guest

    i cant tell you its a big secret.
    oh all right, twist my arm

    in a .htaccess file:

    AddType application/x-httpd-php .html
    brucie, Sep 23, 2003
  7. In an .htacccess file:

    AddType application/x-httpd-php .html

    This says 'all files with the extension .html are PHP files'. Of course,
    the better thing to do is in your .htaccess file:

    Options +MultiViews

    This means that you don't need to link to ''
    or '', you can just link to
    '' which is better because in the future you can
    replace it with a Perl file, a JSP file or a PDF file -- whichever takes
    your fancy.
    Toby A Inkster, Sep 23, 2003
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