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php4ever
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2002 6:09 am (15 years ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Is it possible in PHP to include a file that is non-existant? I know this question may sound a bit bizarre so I'll explain. I recently learned that you can have a .htaccess file in a directory that would have a directive such that all 404s would be directed to a script and that script could create the non-existant files.

I thought that maybe I could write some code like this:

<?php

include_once("http://mysite/subdir/nonexistant.ihtml")
?>

That kind of code will produce an error message

But, if I type in the location area of the browser:

http://mysite/subdir/nonexistant.ihtml


then the .htacess file in subdir activates script2create_files.cgi and within nanoseconds one can view what was formerly a nonexistant file.

I was hoping there was a way to take this a step further with an include. So, if anyone has any ideas about how to do this, pls. let me know.

Thanks.

All best regards,
php4ever
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Daniel
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2002 7:13 am (15 years ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Try include("http://www.yoursite.com/page.html");. Then PHP will try to access it just like you are.

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adam
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2002 7:26 pm (15 years ago) Reply with QuoteBack to Top

Daniel wrote:
Try include("http://www.yoursite.com/page.html");. Then PHP will try to access it just like you are.
good idea...I was going to suggest checking if the file exists, and if it doesn't creating it before it is included...but daniel's idea is FAR less code...

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