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PHP 5 Social Networking by Michael Peacock

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Changes to the view

Since all of the media types we are going to support require at least one additional database field in a table that extends the statuses table, we are going to need to display any additional fields on the post status form. The standard type of status doesn't require additional fields, and new media types that we haven't discussed, which we may wish to support in the future, may require more than one additional field. To support a varying number of additional fields depending on the type, we could use some JavaScript (in this case, we will use the jQuery framework) to change the form depending on the context of the status. Beneath the main status box, we can add radio buttons for each of the status types, and depending on the ...

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