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counting characters with return

trying to count characters and return a statement based on the answer



11:12 am on May 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I am having a little bit of trouble with a small script I wrote and I cannot figure out what is wrong with it.

I use the var $url to capture a specific URL's.

with that knowledge here is the script
if (count_chars($url)>100)
$url= 'wwWebmasterWorldebsite.net/...';
echo $url
now, this is supposed to return only if the characters are greater than 100 but it returns no matter what the characters are....

Can anyone see what I am going wrong?




11:38 am on May 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member henry0 is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

You can aslo built your quest around of:



echo $num_char;

Will output: 14

and then integrate the result in your script


12:45 pm on May 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Thank you for your reply. There is another thing that I would like to do but I am not sure how.... I am looking on php.net for a command that will parse the string up to the desired about and then cut it off.

so if
$string = 'webmasterworld'

I can have it output only


if I choose.

Do you happen to know of a command that will work for that?

I am pretty sure that I can do that with substr();


12:59 pm on May 31, 2004 (gmt 0)

10+ Year Member

yep, that was it.... I incorporated my php script with you said and used the substr() function.... thank you much for all of your help.



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