Displaying Items

The item display page in this chapter will simply show all the item information. In the next chapter, you'll add a few lines to it to make it function with an “add to cart” button. So for now, just assume this is a paper catalog.

Listing 20.2 shows the code for showitem.php.

Listing 20.2. Script to View Item Information
 1: <?php 2: //connect to database 3: $conn = mysql_connect("localhost", "joeuser", "somepass") 4: or die(mysql_error()); 5: mysql_select_db("testDB",$conn) or die(mysql_error()); 6: 7: $display_block = "<h1>My Store - Item Detail</h1>"; 8: 9: //validate item 10: $get_item = "select c.cat_title, si.item_title, si.item_price, 11: si.item_desc, si.item_image from store_items as si left join 12: store_categories ...

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