PHP assist?

design

#1

Looking for a reason why I’m getting the error you see under the main menu on the left of http://www.spuler.us/index2.html

New to PHP, so any help would be great, thanks!

Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /home/.lane/aaronspuler/spuler.us/scripts/tla.php on line 18


#2

Check your codes around line 18 in file tla.php. You may have missed “;” somewhere

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#3

Could be a missing semicolon, but usually it would say that error, plus Expecting ‘;’

If it isnt a missing semicolon, post the code and we can look into it a bit further.

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#4

Here’s the full code of the tla.php file:

[code]<?php

function tla_ads() {

// Number of seconds before connection to XML times out
// (This can be left the way it is)
$CONNECTION_TIMEOUT = 10;

// Local file to store XML
// This file MUST be writable by web server
// You should create a blank file and CHMOD it to 666
$LOCAL_XML_FILENAME = “local_250424.xml”;

if( !file_exists($LOCAL_XML_FILENAME) ) die(“Script error: $LOCAL_XML_FILENAME does not exist. Please create a blank file named $LOCAL_XML_FILENAME.”);
if( !is_writable($LOCAL_XML_FILENAME) ) die(“Script error: $LOCAL_XML_FILENAME is not writable. Please set write permissions on $LOCAL_XML_FILENAME.”);

if( filemtime($LOCAL_XML_FILENAME) < (time() - 3600) || filesize($LOCAL_XML_FILENAME) < 20) {
$request_uri = isset($_SERVER[‘REQUEST_URI’]) ? $_SERVER[‘REQUEST_URI’] : “”;
$user_agent = isset($_SERVER[‘HTTP_USER_AGENT’]) ? $_SERVER[‘HTTP_USER_AGENT’] : “”;
tla_updateLocalXML(“http://www.text-link-ads.com/xml.php?inventory_key=DHRPO9KWRD7EB4OH1ZMC&referer=” . urlencode($request_uri) . “&user_agent=” . urlencode($user_agent), $LOCAL_XML_FILENAME, $CONNECTION_TIMEOUT);
}

$xml = tla_getLocalXML($LOCAL_XML_FILENAME);

$arr_xml = tla_decodeXML($xml);

if ( is_array($arr_xml) ) {
echo “\n

    \n”;
    for ($i = 0; $i < count($arr_xml[‘URL’]); $i++) {
    if( isset($arr_xml[‘PostID’][$i]) && $arr_xml[‘PostID’][$i] > 0 ) continue;
    echo “
  • ”.$arr_xml[‘BeforeText’][$i]." <a href="".$arr_xml[‘URL’][$i]."">".$arr_xml[‘Text’][$i]." “.$arr_xml[‘AfterText’][$i].”
  • \n";
    }
    echo “
”;
}

}

function tla_updateLocalXML($url, $file, $time_out)
{
if($handle = fopen($file, “a”)){
fwrite($handle, “\n”);
fclose($handle);
}
if($xml = file_get_contents_tla($url, $time_out)) {
$xml = substr($xml, strpos($xml,’<?’));

if ($handle = fopen($file, “w”)) {
fwrite($handle, $xml);
fclose($handle);
}
}
}

function tla_getLocalXML($file)
{
$contents = “”;
if($handle = fopen($file, “r”)){
$contents = fread($handle, filesize($file)+1);
fclose($handle);
}
return $contents;
}

function file_get_contents_tla($url, $time_out)
{
$result = “”;
$url = parse_url($url);

if ($handle = @fsockopen ($url[“host”], 80)) {
if(function_exists(“socket_set_timeout”)) {
socket_set_timeout($handle,$time_out,0);
} else if(function_exists(“stream_set_timeout”)) {
stream_set_timeout($handle,$time_out,0);
}

fwrite ($handle, “GET $url[path]?$url[query] HTTP/1.0\r\nHost: $url[host]\r\nConnection: Close\r\n\r\n”);
while (!feof($handle)) {
$result .= @fread($handle, 40960);
}
fclose($handle);
}

return $result;
}

function tla_decodeXML($xmlstg)
{

if( !function_exists(‘html_entity_decode’) ){
function html_entity_decode($string)
{
// replace numeric entities
$string = preg_replace(’~&#x([0-9a-f]+);~ei’, ‘chr(hexdec("\1"))’, $string);
$string = preg_replace(’~&#([0-9]+);~e’, ‘chr(\1)’, $string);
// replace literal entities
$trans_tbl = get_html_translation_table(HTML_ENTITIES);
$trans_tbl = array_flip($trans_tbl);
return strtr($string, $trans_tbl);
}
}

$out = “”;
$retarr = “”;

preg_match_all ("/<(.?)>(.?)</", $xmlstg, $out, PREG_SET_ORDER);
$search_ar = array(’<’, ‘>’, ‘"’);
$replace_ar = array(’<’, ‘>’, ‘"’);
$n = 0;
while (isset($out[$n]))
{
$retarr[$out[$n][1]][] = str_replace($search_ar, $replace_ar,html_entity_decode(strip_tags($out[$n][0])));
$n++;
}
return $retarr;
}

tla_ads();

?> [/code]


#5

Not too sure what’s happening here. Everything looks good, and when I run it locally I get no errors.

Even when I make the xml file write_only I get the correct error that should be printed out on line 18. Outside of that - what do you have in the xml file?

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#6

The XML file is intentionally blank with properties 666 (read/write - everyone), and required for the functionality of Text-Link-Ads.


#7

What is the method your using to call the script? site.com/tla.php?ref or tla.php?id=ref and exactly what is the purpose it. Why pass the referrer? I dont use any ads on anything and havent in a long long time, so I need to see how your script functions to figure it out. I tested it on my site without any errors so it must be in the method the script is called or the particular setup of the server your on.

–John V