Ajax - Server-Side PHP Script
We completed the "order.html" file in the Previous Lesson, but
we had our Ajax linking to a PHP script that did not yet exist. This lesson will
walk you through the process of creating a simple PHP script that displays the current
Ajax - serverTime.php File
The XMLHttpRequest property, responseText, will store the data
that this PHP script displays to the browser, so all we want this script to do is Echo the current time. If you would like a refresher on how to
use PHP's date function, you can check out our PHP Date Tutorial. The
php code below should be saved in the same directory as "order.html".
serverTime.php PHP Code:
Ajax - Run Your Ajax!
Below is a working version of the simple, yet super cool, Ajax application you have
just created! To test it out just type some text into the "Name:" text box, then
click inside the "Time:" text box.
Display of order.html:
Sweet! The time text box pulled down the server's time from "serverTime.php" without
having to reload the entire page! Congratulations you've just written your first
fully-functional Ajax application!
Ajax - Continued Learning
That's all for now folks! If you're feeling adventerous about taking your Ajax skills to the next level, then I highly recommend you check out IBM's Master Ajax Series.
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