Unable to display php
Posted by: avo (---.server.ntli.net)
Date: April 13, 2006 08:23AM

Hi All

Can anyone help me please !

i have installed wamp with no probs if i drop a html file in the root directory it works fine but when i drop php file in the root directory it will not display the php correct it displays it as code but the html within the php displays fine .

Any ideas please.

Thankyou in advance.

Re: Unable to display php
Posted by: benichu (---.217-37-24.mc.videotron.ca)
Date: April 13, 2006 02:13PM

You probably have short php tags in your code....

Go to "Config Files", "php.ini" and change this in order to be able to use the regular (<?php) or short php tags (<?):
short_open_tag = Off
short_open_tag = On


Re: Unable to display php
Posted by: CyberSpatium (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: April 13, 2006 06:15PM

no, this is not a php tag issue.

It seems like I answer this exact same support question every day. A simple search would have shown this question answered many times already.

Avo, if you open that php file directly using your browser, then the code does not get parsed by apache. you need to access the file using its web address so apache can parse it. Since static regular html files have not code to parse, they can be accessed locally with no problems, but php code needs to be parced, so it will just display the code.

make sure you access the file using this address with your bbrowser:

do not open the file locally with your browser, just type that address in the address bar of your browser and surf to the file.

Post Edited (04-13-06 18:24)

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Re: Unable to display php
Posted by: avo (---.server.ntli.net)
Date: April 13, 2006 07:16PM


Thankyou this has stopped my prob it was the tag issue

thank you .

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