ANNOUNCE: PHP/FI Server-side HTML-Embedded Scripting Language

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Rasmus Lerdorf

Apr 16, 1996, 3:00:00 AM4/16/96

PHP/FI is a server-side HTML embedded scripting language. It has built-in
access logging and access restriction features and also support for embedded
SQL queries to mSQL and/or Postgres95 backend databases.

It is most likely the fastest and simplest tool available for creating
database-enabled web sites.

It will work with any UNIX-based web server on every UNIX flavour out there.

The package is completely free of charge for all uses including commercial.

Feature List:

. Access Logging
Log every hit to your pages in either a dbm or an mSQL database.
Having hit information in a database format makes later analysis easier.

. Access Restriction
Password protect your pages, or restrict access based on the refering URL
plus many other options.

. mSQL Support
Embed mSQL queries right in your HTML source files

. Postgres95 Support
Embed Postgres95 queries right in your HTML source files

. DBM Support
DB,DBM,NDBM and GDBM are all supported

. RFC-1867 File Upload Support
Create file upload forms

. Variables, Arrays, Associative Arrays

. User-Defined Functions with static variables + recursion

. Conditionals and While loops
Writing conditional dynamic web pages could not be easier than with
the PHP/FI conditionals and looping support

. Extended Regular Expressions
Powerful string manipulation support through full regexp support

. Raw HTTP Header Control
Lets you send customized HTTP headers to the browser for advanced features
such as cookies.

. Dynamic GIF Image Creation
Thomas Boutell's GD library is supported through an easy-to-use set of

It can be downloaded from the File Archive at: <URL:>

Rasmus Lerdorf

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