CS71 – Ass1 – Finance – Part 3 – javascript and common php page

I am doing the Harvards building dynamic websites called CS-75 (also could be called E-75), because someone told me about it and I just thought might as well, it is all learning 🙂 even if allot of it you may already know.

Before any of the actual pages start, they will all call this php file so that it will build up the classes and connect to the database, so to start with need to pull in there classes and also start the session. The two functions are the HTML header and footer parts of each page, so that do not have to alter every page to just add in another style as such, the last part is when we are creating the objects for the database/users/stocks.

<?php
	require("database.php");
	require("getstocks.php");
	require("user.php");
 
	session_start();
 
	function HTMLHeader($titleTag,$loggedIn = true)
	{
?>
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd"> 
<html>
  <head>
    <title><?php echo $titleTag;?></title>
	<link href="style.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
	<script src="ass1.js" language="javascript"></script>
  </head>
 <body>
<div id="mainpage"> 
	<ul id="menuoptions">
	<?php if ($loggedIn) { ?>
	<li><a href="viewdetails.php">View your stock</a></li>
	<li><a href="buystock.php">Buy stock</a></li>
	<li><a href="index.php?logout=true">Logout</a></li>
	<li><a href="changepassword.php">Change password</a></li>
	<?php } else { ?>
	<li><a href="index.php">Login</a></li>
	<li><a href="register.php">Register</a></li>
	<li><a href="forgotten.php">Forgotten password</a></li>
	<?php } ?>
	</ul>
<div id ="container">
<?php
	}
 
	function HTMLFooter()
	{
?>
</div>
</div>
</body>
</html>
<?php
	}
 
	$db= new mysqlConnect("localhost", "username","password", "cs75_project1");
	$theStock = new StocksDetails();
	$theUser = new User();
?>

Because in the HTMLHeader function I am linking to the ass1.js file, which is the javascript code that will allow for a better user experience because we can do some input tests before sending to the server.

This is the function that checks the users input when they are trying to sell some of the stock that they have

function checkSell()
{
	var formElem = document.forms[0];
	var elemsEmpty =0;
	for (var i = 0; i < formElem.length; i++)
	{
		var elem = formElem[i];
		if (elem.type == "checkbox" && elem.checked)
			elemsEmpty++;
	}
	if (elemsEmpty ==0)
	{
		alert("Please select a item to sell");
		return false;
	}
	return true;
}

When the user is on the buying stock page, it would be good to make sure that the value is a integer value before the user actually sends the request to the server, it will also check to make sure that there is a symbol to search for, saves on just clicking on the submit without any data.

function CheckBuy()
{
	var symbol = document.getElementById("searchSymbol");
	var amount = document.getElementById("AMOUNT");
 
	if (symbol.value.length < 3 && amount == null)
	{
		alert("Please insert a search symbol");
		symbol.focus();
		return false;
	}
 
	if (amount != null && amount.length >0)
	{
		if (isNaN(amount) && amount.value > 0)
		{
			if (!document.getElementById("BUYME").checked)
			{
				alert("Please select the tick box next to the amount");
				return false;
			}	
		}
		else 
		{
			alert("Please enter a valid amount to buy");
			document.getElementById("AMOUNT").focus();
			return false;
		}
	}
	return true;
}

This function actually checks the users input on the amount of stock to buy and making sure that it is only numeric values.

// only allow integer values within the box
function CheckKey(boxToCheck)
{
	var boxValue="";
	for (i = 0; i < boxToCheck.value.length; i++)
	{
		if (!isNaN(boxToCheck.value[i]))
			boxValue += boxToCheck.value[i];
	}
	boxToCheck.value = boxValue;
}

This function, checks to make sure that the registration screen has a valid email address (does another check on the server if the user turns off javascript), and also checks the password for the correct format.

function CheckRegister(justUsername)
{
	var username = document.getElementById("username");
	var password = document.getElementById("password");
	if (username.value.match(/^([a-zA-Z0-9_.-])+@([a-zA-Z0-9_.-])+\.([a-zA-Z])+([a-zA-Z])+/)) {
		if (justUsername)
			return true;
		return CheckPassword(password);
    }else{   
		alert("Incorrect email format"); 
    }
	return false;
}

This the actual function that will check the password is in the correct format, e.g. 1+ numeric/alpha characters. and more than 6 in length.

function CheckPassword(password)
{
	if (password.value.length >=6) {
		var addLet = 0;
		for (var i =0; i < password.value.length; i++) {
			if (isNaN(password.value[i]))
				addLet++;
		}
		if (addLet == password.value.length)
		{
			alert("Please enter a password that contains at least 1 aplha/numeric character");
		} else
			return true;
	} else
		alert("Please enter a password that is at least 6 characters long");
	return false;
}

Here on the change password, I am making sure that the first password conforms to the above function check and also that the two passwords are the same in value.

function CheckChangePasswords()
{
	if (CheckPassword(document.getElementById("password1"))) 
	{
		if (document.getElementById("password1").value == document.getElementById("password2").value)
			return true;
		else
			alert("Passwords do not match");
	}
	return false;
}

Next is the actual php pages that the user will interact with.

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