View Full Version : Linking to a php file

03-17-2010, 06:51 AM
I have a perl script running a website which works fine. I wish to place a link on the site that would connect to a php file. I have tried two approached with the same result. First was to create the link directly to the php file, but that did not work.

<A HREF="/test_php.php">Test</A>

I then created a html file with a link to the php file and that did not work. In this second case, I could click the html link and would be directed to the html page with no problems. However, when I click the link to the php file the result was the same as in the first case with a direct link to the file. The browser pops-up the Download file message box rather than opening the page.

Is it possible to link to a php file? and if so what additional steps am I missing? Thanks.

03-17-2010, 12:12 PM
have you tried renaming it to .txt format ?

03-17-2010, 02:14 PM
Is your web server configured to process php scripts?

Do you get the download prompt for all of your php scripts or just this one?

03-17-2010, 06:44 PM

Thanks for the response. I checked with the server company this morning and they made changes to the handlers so that .php files will now work.