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DIV content read from a file

Nov 22, 2012 6:31 PM

I need to create an HTML web page where the content with a DIV is read form a file.  I have gotton PHP to work within DreamWeaver and can read the arguments of the text file.  Dream Weaver won't let me put the <Div ...> staement witih the PHP code (generates a red error).  Also, I am not sure how to pass the argument $field1 into the DIV statement between the > and < .


Can I pass variables from PHP code into the HTML code?

Can I use these values withi a DIV statement?


Much thanks to anyone who can explain how I might do this.






$file_handle = fopen("text.txt", "r");

while (!feof($file_handle)) {


    list ($field1, $field2, $field3) = fscanf($file_handle, "%s %s %s");

    print "Line $line: field1 is $field1\tfield2 is $field2, and field3 is $field3<p></p>";






<div id="apDiv1">$field1</div>

  • Sudarshan Thiagarajan
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    Oct 15, 2010
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    Nov 22, 2012 8:39 PM   in reply to

    Try this:


    <div id="apDiv1">

    <?php echo '<p>' . $field1 . '</p>'; ?>


    I'm printing the $field1 definition within a <p> paragraph tag inside apDiv1.

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    Nov 23, 2012 5:40 AM   in reply to

    Using an absolutely positioned element to hold text content is dangerous, you know?  Why are you using it instead of just a default positioned div?


    Anyhow, you can also achieve Sudarshan's suggestion this way -



    <p><?php echo $field1; ?></p>



    I prefer to keep my HTML as much as possible as actual HTML, and not embedded in PHP.

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