I am using PHP to create and index of the files contained in a directory. I then echo the files by including the index function in another php script. How can I change where the PHP shows up? It currently shows up at the top of the page but I would like to inject it into a specific DIV. I've tried using innerHTML in JavaScript but have had little success.

code is below:

<?php

function Indexer($indexer) {
	
	switch ($indexer) {
	case "A":
	$indexLocation="gloss/A";
	return $indexLocation;
	break;
	
	
	case "B":
	$indexLocation="gloss/B";
	return $indexLocation;
	break;
	
	
	
	case "C":
	$indexLocation="gloss/C";
	return $indexLocation;
	break;
	
	
	
	case "D":
	$indexLocation="gloss/D";
	return $indexLocation;
	break;
	
	
	case "E":
	$indexLocation="gloss/E";
	return $indexLocation;
	break;
	
	
	case "F":
	$indexLocation="gloss/F";
	return $indexLocation;
	break;
	
	
	
	case "G":
	$indexLocation="gloss/G";
	return $indexLocation;
	break;
	
	
	
	case "H":
	$indexLocation="gloss/H";
	return $indexLocation;
	break;
	
	case "I":
	$indexLocation="gloss/I";
	return $indexLocation;
	break;
	
	case "J":
	$indexLocation="gloss/J";
	return $indexLocation;
	break;
	
	case "K":
	$indexLocation="gloss/K";
	return $indexLocation;
	break;
	
	case "L":
	$indexLocation="gloss/L";
	return $indexLocation;
	break;
	
	
	case "M":
	$indexLocation="gloss/M";
	return $indexLocation;
	break;
	
	
	case "N":
	$indexLocation="gloss/N";
	return $indexLocation;
	break;
	
	
	case "O":
	$indexLocation="gloss/O";
	return $indexLocation;
	break;
	
	
	case "P":
	$indexLocation="gloss/P";
	return $indexLocation;
	break;
	
	
	case "Q":
	$indexLocation="gloss/Q";
	return $indexLocation;
	break;
	
	
	case "R":
	$indexLocation="gloss/R";
	return $indexLocation;
	break;
	
	
	case "S":
	$indexLocation="gloss/S";
	return $indexLocation;
	break;
	
	
	case "T":
	$indexLocation="gloss/T";
	return $indexLocation;
	break;
	
	
	case "U":
	$indexLocation="gloss/U";
	return $indexLocation;
	break;
	
	
	case "V":
	$indexLocation="gloss/V";
	return $indexLocation;
	break;
	
	
	case "W":
	$indexLocation="gloss/W";
	return $indexLocation;
	break;
	
	
	case "X":
	$indexLocation="gloss/X";
	return $indexLocation;
	break;
	
	
	case "Y":
	$indexLocation="gloss/Y";
	return $indexLocation;
	break;
	
	
	case "Z":
	$indexLocation="gloss/Z";
	return $indexLocation;
	break;
	
	}
	
}


	function renderIndex(){
	
	if(isset($_GET['gloss']))
{
	$html=indexer($_GET['gloss']);
	$handle = opendir($html);
	while (false !== ($file = readdir($handle))) {
      $exploded = explode(".", $file);
	  $mang="<a id='gloss' href='#'".$file."'>".$exploded[0]."</a><br>";
	  
	}
 
    closedir($handle);
	

	
} else {



}
	}

and this in the html file where i want the code to appear:

include_once 'renderIndex.php';

First, shorten the code :)

function Indexer($indexer) {
	return "gloss/" . $indexer;
}

Second, in html file you can't include file :)

Change the extension html to php and then you will can include renderIndex.php

Right, I changed the code to the following:

<?php

function Indexer($indexer) {
		return "gloss/".$indexer;
	}

	function renderIndex(){
	
	if(isset($_GET['gloss']))
{
	$html=Indexer($_GET['gloss']);
	$handle = opendir($html);
	while (false !== ($file = readdir($handle))) {
      $exploded = explode(".", $file);
	  echo "<a id='gloss' href='#'".$file."'>".$exploded[0]."</a><br>";
	
	}
 
    closedir($handle);
	

	
} else {



}
	}

I then have something like the following on my actual index page:

include_once 'renderIndexer.php'
echo 'XXXXX<div></div>'.renderIndexer.php.'more html here';

the problem is that the indexer puts the data before the XXXX instead of after the DIV. Any help?

<div id="yourIndexer">
include_once ('renderIndexer.php');
</div>

With this code, between div tags will be content of the "renderIndexer.php".

In your case use:

echo 'XXXXX';
echo '<div>';
include_once('renderIndexer.php');
echo '</div>';
echo 'more html here';

<div id="yourIndexer">
include_once ('renderIndexer.php');
</div>

With this code, between div tags will be content of the "renderIndexer.php".

In your case use:

echo 'XXXXX';
echo '<div>';
include_once('renderIndexer.php');
echo '</div>';
echo 'more html here';

your solution does not work.

What happens, error, missing data or... ?

I tried this:

index.php

<html>
<body>
	<p> Test 1 </p>
	<?php include_once("test.php"); ?>
	<p> Test 2 </p>
</body>
</html>

test.php

<?php
	echo "This is a message 1 <br/>";
	echo "This is a message 2 <br/>";
	echo "This is a message 3 <br/>";
?>

And the output was:

Test 1

This is a message 1
This is a message 2
This is a message 3

Test 2

What happens, error, missing data or... ?

I tried this:

index.php

<html>
<body>
	<p> Test 1 </p>
	<?php include_once("test.php"); ?>
	<p> Test 2 </p>
</body>
</html>

test.php

<?php
	echo "This is a message 1 <br/>";
	echo "This is a message 2 <br/>";
	echo "This is a message 3 <br/>";
?>

And the output was:

I think the issue might be that im also echoing the html to index.php. So im including renderIndex.php in index.php, so it's not as straight forward as what you propose.

Your function return value, not echo value. You need to echo the value. Example:

include_once('renderIndexer.php');
echo renderIndex();

Your function return value, not echo value. You need to echo the value. Example:

include_once('renderIndexer.php');
echo renderIndex();

thats what i did and it places it in a weird location. Please see the following: http://www.abinomics.com/?gloss=A