Last Modified 2013-09-04 by Jan Schneider

Special files

This information is valid for Horde 3 only. See Doc/Dev/SpecialFilesH4 for Horde 4 or Doc/Dev/SpecialFiles for Horde 5 and later.

  • horde/lib/core.php: This file
    • sets some required PHP configuration settings
    • loads libraries required by all Horde applications
    • instantiates the global Browser object

There are several files with a special meaning that can be found in every Horde application:

  • index.php: This script is loaded if a user enters an application. Usually this script doesn't have any functionality but simple loads the default view of the application, sometimes depending on the user's preferences.
  • lib/base.php: This file is loaded from every script of the application. Its purpose is to:
    • define some global constants
    • load core.php
    • initialize the Registry
    • redirect to the login screen if the user is not authenticated and guest access is disabled
    • load common Horde libraries
    • initialize the Notification System
    • load common application specific libraries
    • initialize common global application specific objects and variables
    • start output compression
  • lib/api.php: This files defines and implements all methods that an application is exposing through the Registry to the other Horde applications and the Horde RPC servers.
  • lib/version.php: This files defines a single constant: the application's version number.
  • templates/common-header.inc: This is the common page header template for all scripts of the application. All applications use the same page footer template horde/templates/common-footer.inc.
  • themes/screen.css: This is a CSS file that defines all application specific style sheet rules.