Displaying Categories of Items
Believe it or not, the most difficult task in this project is now complete. Compared to thinking up categories and items, creating the scripts used to display the information is easy! The first script you will make is one that lists categories and items. Obviously, you wouldn't want to list all categories and all items all at once as soon as the user walks in the door, but you do want to give the user the option of immediately picking a category, seeing its items, and then picking another category. In other words, this script will serve two purposes: It will show the categories and then show the items in that category.
Listing 20.1 shows the code for seestore.php.
Listing 20.1. Script to View Categories
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