Going PHP 5

Keith Hall krhall at gmail.com
Tue Jul 10 16:45:30 CEST 2007

I have added an upload progress meter to several projects and they  
have all been a royal pain (browser compatibility, customized look,  

I'm trying a new one I find using the Mootools Javascript framework.   
Looks very promising:


And it would be backwards-compatible with PHP version prior to 5.2,  
which many distros still have yet to incorporate.

On Jul 10, 2007, at 2:03 AM, Larry Garfield wrote:

> On Monday 09 July 2007, till wrote:
>>> How you go about making use of PHP 5 is up to each project.  PHP  
>>> 5.2 in
>>> particular adds the ability for PHP apps to give meaningful upload
>>> progress meters, for instance. That could be useful for adding
>>> attachments to messages.  So there are front-end improvements  
>>> that could
>>> be made, independent of the other developer benefits that PHP 5  
>>> offers.
>> That's actually a pretty good idea, I had a look at the code the  
>> other
>> day and a progress meter wouldn't be so bad. Would you have a link I
>> could follow?
> A little Googling turned up this:
> http://www.dinke.net/blog/2006/11/04/php-52-upload-progress-meter/en/
> Looks like it does require APC and JSON, so it probably can't be a  
> feature
> that has to work for the system to function, but it is still a very  
> nice
> add-on for users who have APC enabled.  (And if you're running a  
> dedicated
> box, then you really should have APC on it.)
> -- 
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> -- Thomas
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