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PHP and MySQL for Dynamic Web Sites: Visual QuickPro Guide, Fifth Edition by Larry Ullman

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17. Example—Message Board

The functionality of a message board (aka a forum) is rather simple: a post can either start a new topic or be in response to an existing one; posts are added to a database and then displayed on a page. That’s about it. Of course, sometimes implementing simple concepts can be quite hard!

To make this example even more exciting and useful, it’s going to be not just a message board but rather a multilingual message board. Each language will have its own forum, and the key elements—navigation, prompts, introductory text, etc.—will be language-specific.

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