RE: [php-49] Making only part of the page dynamic

From: Mark S.
Sent on: Friday, January 16, 2009 9:58 AM

Hey David,


A relatively straightforward way to do this would be to couple your PHP skills with AJAX. AJAX utilizes javascript to pull information from another source without reloading the page. I don’t have any specific AJAX tutorials that I could recommend but if you google it I’m sure you’ll find a lot. If you have other more specific questions shoot em out.




From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of David Malouf
Sent: Friday, January 16, 2009 9:46 AM
To: [address removed]
Subject: [php-49] Making only part of the page dynamic


I'm writing to y'all because I don't even know where to begin in my search for a solution...

I have a request to write a page that has a top and bottom 'half' - the top half has the name of 5 companies (possibly up to 30, but 5 for now).  The bottom half will display the company's address, notes, email, etc.

I'd like to do this in such a way that doesn't reload the entire page but instead, calls only the relevant contact information (the 'bottom half').

Also, the "5 companies" listed will be dynamically created (i.e. it's not always the same 5 companies).

I've searched online, but I'm not even sure what I'm searching for.  I've goofed around in Dreamweaver to see what it does, but the code looks unnecessarily complex (flexible, yes.  overkill for me, possibly).

If you have a quick solution, I'd greatly appreciate the education.  If there is a term for this kind of thing, I could use that so as to read-the-manual... I just don't have the vocabulary to know what it is I'm looking for.

I'll gladly put in the hard work - I'm just not sure where to start.  Does anyone even know what I'm writing about (ha!),
David Malouf

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