When the user pushes the ``Ready''-button in the above HTML-Page a script dante.php3 is called. In our example we assume that the script is written in PHP (see section 1.3.2). A documentation for PHP can be found on their homepage.
One important variable that will be defined is $POEM that contains the user's input. The following script shows how this input can be stored in a plain text file.
<html> <head> </head> <body> Thank you for contributing<P> <? $fd = fopen ("verse.txt","a"); fwrite($fd,"$POEM\n"); fclose ($fd); ?> </body> </html>
The PHP-function fopen opens a file, fwrite writes into the file, and fclose closes the file again.