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Sams Teach Yourself PHP, MySQL® and Apache All in One, Fifth Edition by Julie Meloni

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Chapter 21. Creating a Simple Discussion Forum

In this chapter, you learn the following:

How to create tables for a simple discussion forum

How to create input forms for a simple discussion forum

How to display a simple discussion forum

In this chapter, you learn the design process behind a simple discussion forum. This includes developing the database tables and user input forms and displaying the results. When broken into pieces like this, such a task seems simple—and it is! The ultimate goal is to understand the concepts and relationships that go into making something like a discussion forum, not to create the world’s most full-functioned system. In fact, you’ll see it’s quite sparse, but it sure is relational.

Designing the Database ...

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