[thelist] using URL's to update mysql db

Mark Mckee lists at soddengecko.com
Fri Oct 27 20:09:37 CDT 2006

hi all

I am writing a small templating instruction and so far have everything
working neatly. I have a few queries I would like to run by you guys as
I'm having trouble finding the answer, I have looked in the usual places
and found nothing that helps.

each template sits in its own folder i.e.. themes/template1 or
themes/default. I am using a mysql row to define the template, which is
set at default to begin with and is outputted like so

function gl_header()

$sql = 'SELECT * FROM theme;';
$result = mysql_query($sql) or die('');
while ($row = mysql_fetch_assoc($result)){

$filename = "themes/".$row['theme']."";

if (file_exists($filename)) {
include "themes/".$row['theme']."/header.php";
} else {
include "themes/default/header.php";

this is where I'm getting slightly stuck. I have a small script that
will read the folder names from the template directory and output the
folder name as a url

function gl_themechooser()

while ($file = readdir($handle)) {
if ($file != "." && $file != ".." && $file="<a href=\"$file\">$file</a>\n")
echo ".$file.";

I would like to know how to make this url update the mysql row when
clicked. I tried outputting them into a drop down box but a separate box
was created for each folder in the template directory and ii was unable
to solve this. any pointers on that would be great.

Thanks in advance

Mark M...

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