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  1. ...and I am killing off any emails in the first category as I don't want to receive them anyway.... $very_bad = array('to:' , 'cc:', 'bcc:', 'content-type:', 'mime-version', 'multipart-mixed', 'content-transfer-encoding:', 'sex', 'bitcoin', 'resource', '$', 'city', 'money', 'traffic', 'GetaBusinessLoan', 'bitcoin', 'ProFunding', 'BusinessLoan', 'einfac'); foreach ($very_bad as $v) { if (stripos($value, $v) !== false) { die(); } } I don't know it that is bad programming practice to kill a program in mid-flow
  2. I have also changed the criteria so: $very_bad = array('to:' , 'cc:', 'bcc:', 'content-type:', 'mime-version', 'multipart-mixed', 'content-transfer-encoding:', 'sex', 'bitcoin', 'resource', '$', 'city', 'money', 'traffic', 'GetaBusinessLoan', 'bitcoin', 'ProFunding', 'BusinessLoan', 'einfac'); which has cut downthe deluge of spam that I used to get.
  3. Hi there I hope you are well, Larry. I decided to re-visit my 'Contact us' page and review the spamscrubber. I was having trouble getting the spamscrubber to fish out the '\n's and '\r's to the extent that I changed the blank spaces to letters: function spam_scrubber($value) { //Create spam scrubber array.............. $very_bad = array('to:' , 'cc:' , 'bcc:' , 'content-type:' , 'mime-version' , 'multipart-mixed' , 'content-transfer-encoding:'); //For loop comparing email text to bad words....... foreach ($very_bad as $v) {
  4. OK, have just got it. There is no need to use YEAR() function as the Date column will accept SELECT * FROM Timeline WHERE Date LIKE '%$i%' SORT BY Date ASC All working now. www.gssr.es/timeline.php Adios!
  5. Hi Larry and everyone, I have really painted myself into a corner with this one. Above is the database that I created for a timeline. The issue is that not all of the dates at my disposition have days and months. Some are just years. Hence, I had to make a separate column for years only. What I want to do is create a timeline using tables so that any year that has either a YYYY date and/or a YYYY-MM-DD date appears in chronological order. I tried it with a for loop starting at $i = 1700 - 2000 which works for the first year but the while ($enquiry3 = @mysqli_fetch_arr
  6. Hi all, Well, finally solved it. What really complicated matters was that my browser was converting the (correct) answer from php back to html entities! This led me to believe that php wasn't actually doing anything. So, it has all come down to two lines of code:.... $search = trim($_POST['Search']); $search = htmlentities($search); Now, php can do the MySQL search and now finds matches. To get round the problem on the test script I added as the first line: header('Content-Type: text/plain'); .....so now m
  7. Hi Larry, html : <meta charset="utf-8"> <!--[if lt IE 9]> <script src="http://html5shiv.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/html5.js"></script> <![endif]--> MySQL: Collation on all relevant columns and tables are utf-8_unicode_ci When I use phpMyAdmin the accented characters show as ASCII entities (i.e. á = &aacute;), which is what I want. It all works fine: Inauguraci&oacute;n. Bendici&oacute;n de las locomotoras - &Aacute;guilas. Marzo 1890. - from phpMyAdmin becomes..... Inauguración. Bendición de las
  8. I have come across htmlentities and htmlspecialchars but neither seems to work. Here is a Q&D test: <?php if(isset($_POST['char'])) { $char = $_POST['char']; $char2 = htmlentities($char); echo 'Answer: ' . $char . '<br /><br />'; echo $char2; } echo '<form action = "char_test.php" method = "post"> <input type = "text" name = "char" size = "6"> <input type = "submit" name = "submit" value = "Search!" /> </form>'; if I entered á then I would expect the answer to be: Answer: á
  9. Hi Larry and everyone, I'm still using your book as php is still reducing me to tears. Here is the problem: I have created a large database in English and Spanish. In spite of setting the MySQL db to UTF-8 it still returns nonsense characters with eg accented 'a', so I have been entering all of the text with accents as for example á = &aacute;, Ú = &Uacute;, ñ = &ntilde; as the only way to guarantee that they print correctly when called. The problem is that when a Spaniosh speaker does a search, then they will search for eg 'Estación' not 'Estaci&oacute;
  10. The words are fact. I will look at including regular exressions in the glob(). Regards Max
  11. Further to the above comment, I have stumbled across something called 'imagick' which is part of the PHP domain. The PHP manual says something like this: bool Imagick::resizeImage ( int $columns , int $rows , int $filter , float $blur [, bool $bestfit = false ] ) ..and gives examples like this: <?php function resizeImage($imagePath, $width, $height, $filterType, $blur, $bestFit, $cropZoom) { //The blur factor where > 1 is blurry, < 1 is sharp. $imagick = new \Imagick(realpath($imagePath)); $imagick->resizeImage($width, $height, $filterType, $blur, $bestFit)
  12. Another question for Larry. I would like to offer a library of all of the thousands of images that I have in my raw data directory by displaying thumbnails. I know I can use: <a href = "images/raw/yadayada.jpg" target = "_blank"><img style = "width: 100px;" src = "images/raw/yadayada.jpg" .... /> </a> but this will involve huge overheads as it will mean downloading approx 1Mb images and then resizing them in the browser, so I would prefer to resize the images in PHP before downloading them, but I can't find any reference to this in the PHP manual, or the PHP GD
  13. Just spotted a problem with the script - it is only checking files with the extension .jpg, not .JPG. Have changed: //Now create a variable ($getlisting) to be able to call only the category that we are interested in... $getlisting = 'images/' . $category . '/*.jpg'; to: //Now create a variable ($getlisting) to be able to call only the category that we are interested in... $getlisting = 'images/' . $category . '/*.*'; - can't really see any neat way around it. I suppose I could run it twice, once with .jpg and then with .JPG, then run the .JPGs through strtolower and then comb
  14. Hi Larry I thought that I'd post this as it might help other php-ers. I have a website which has many images. To facilitate the download of images, I save a reduced image under a directory name e.g. images/activities/P3451098.jpg for thumbnails and slideshows as well as the full size in e.g. images/raw/P3451098.jpg. Then I can offer an enlarged image using <a href = ***><img src...... target = "_blank"> etc. The problem is that as I send the images up using FTP (Filezilla) I can't be sure if all of the reduced images have the corresponding full sized images thanks to
  15. STOP PRESS!! Darn it! I have just found a much easier way, thanks to your book (Chapter 2):.... Create array of all jpg files on server in the images/activities/activities directory: $listing = glob("images/activities/activities/*.jpg"); Use 'shuffle() to change the order of the jpg files in the array: shuffle($listing); Use 'foreach()' to trawl through the array to extract the filenames: foreach($listing as $key => $value) { This is a bit of js: echo '<div class="mySlides fade"> <img src = "' . $value . '" style=" display: block; margin: auto; width:80%; border-styl
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