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How do you redirect from one PHP file to another without notifying the user's browser to redirect?
Using the same MVC model as J2ee how do you pass information to the forwarded php w/o storing the da

Nov 27th, 2008 05:15
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I would like to control several pages with one PHP page.  Based on 
needs I would like to forward the request to another file.  If I use 
include I guess it would work about the same. Will the included script 
get parsed?  It is more of a control and management thing than 
else. This is what I am used to when working with Java Servlets, JSPs 
and JavaBeans.  By doing this you can separate the input from the 
output. All updates to the database are done with the controler script 
and all the display is done with the other. It also makes for easy 
upgrading and modification.
The reason you do NOT want to do it through the user agent is the 
browser registers two pages. If you are redirecting to an external 
that is OK. If you are redirecting to an internal page this is a 
problem. When the user wants to browse back they get redirected. They 
must go back two pages. This is an eyesore and sloppy. I would never 
recommend using this style of redirect. Many internet users still do 
not know how to go back multiple pages (sad but true).
For these reasons Java has implemented request forwarding in addition 
to include. The biggest difference being organization and forwarding 
flushes all buffered output. It is a very usefull feature. It appears 
the only thing we have in PHP is to include the file.  It is not a bad 
alternitive but it is not what I was hoping for. If that is all I have 
then I will use that.
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Well... To the best of my knowledge, HTTP redirections are done 
through the user agent. include()-ing the file you want to process the 
request is the only way I know to avoid the browser redirecting. Could 
you explain exactly why you need a *real* redirection?
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I want to redirect, not include. Using an MVC model, I want to use one 
PHP file to redirect requests.  Here are two ways that are 
header ("Location: $URL");
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="5; url=http://www.somewhere.com">
The reason why these are not acceptable is they send the redirect to 
the browser. Then the browser redirects.  Now when the user clicks 
back....things are screwed! The user has to click back twice.
What I want is to for my PHP script to redirect directly to another 
script.  This is called request forwarding.  A GET/POST request is 
received. The request can not be handled here so it is forwarded to 
another script which then returns to the browser.  Notice there is no 
redirect sent to the browser.
The only way I have bee able to simulate this is to open the script I 
want to redirect to and then send the contents back to the user.  This 
gives the illusion of redirecting the request. This is not a very good 
way to do it but it is far better than sending the redirect back to 
Any suggestions?
old response
Easy ! Use the include() directive :
if ($flag == "raised")
else {
 // Proceed as usual
i hope that helps.