[ic] IC & PHP?

Mike Heins mike at perusion.com
Mon Apr 18 12:18:39 EDT 2005

Quoting Jeff Fearn (jefffearn at gmail.com):
> On 4/18/05, Cameron G <ritontor at icenet.com.au> wrote:
> > Hi guys,
> > 
> > I've just gotten a hold of a quite extensive affiliate system, capable of
> > handling multiple affiliates across multiple sites seamlessly, but there's a
> > catch - the code for the receipt page is all PHP. Do any of you know if it's
> > even possible to get some PHP embedded in an IC page parsed? It's got me
> > stumped for ideas right now. I guess I can get the affiliate guys to write
> > the receipt page code in javascript, but that's not really ideal either - it
> > opens it to abuse, as usually you have what amounts to a HTTP GET with
> > cleartext, obvious variables, leaving it wide open to abuse from affiliates
> > who'd like the odd extra sale here and there...
> I'd imagine that embedding PHP into IC, or vica-versa, would be
> extremely slow if at all possible.

I have often thought about a PHP module that reads/writes Interchange
sessions and manages login, but no one has expressed the requisite
amount of interest (depending on how busy I am that usually
means funding).

There was a PHP perl plugin at one point, but it was pretty experimental.
If that has improved it would make the job a lot easier.


> Beware the great sin of PHP, intergrating layout and functionality ... D'oh!

IC has that as well, but if you use UserTag for serious functionality
the impact on reliability is much less.

Mike Heins
Perusion -- Expert Interchange Consulting    http://www.perusion.com/
phone +1.765.647.1295  tollfree 800-949-1889 <mike at perusion.com>

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