Oh! Great! Then before I tackle the full editing of my c150-page site, I could use the site I'm building to test with; whew! Gosh, and when I tackle my own site, I can have some pages conversted to PHP and others not, and they should still work EXCEPT - for the links - come to think of it, I don't think the links would work right, so I'd better edit my entire site before uploading it to my host, so the links work!
However, the one I'm building for my friend only has one page (and no content yet), and only about 7 pages planned to begin with, and that one, I can put into PHP in a subdirectory; it isn't linking to my own regular site (yet). So no problem there, I guess! This is wonderful; I can try it out to see how it works, which will make my editing easier.
Umm, I'm not sure exactly what you mean by that last sentence, but I went to the PHP home page and began reading their tutorial, and very early there, I see that you can put PHP into an (X)HTML page, and go back and forth, and I think I vaguely get the idea of what you're talking about. I was glad to see remarks in the PHP tutorial about maintaining (X)HTML standards, because the W3C Validators are my lifesavers, along with these forums.
I also tried validating a PHP page, and got an error message, but when I renamed the same page from index.php to index.htm, without changing a thing n the page, the W3C Markup Valadator accecpted that, so I guess I can validate locally on my own machine, before upload to my host, using that method.
Oh - so I guess yes, I did know that - that is, that I can just use my XHTML 1.0 Strict pages, leaving the document type intact, and converting only any bits of code that run little scripts. (Is that right? I think so.)
Mon, 19 Dec 2005 18:20:31