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Re: Database driven web content: live or tape?

by gav^ (Curate)
on Jul 20, 2002 at 02:29 UTC ( #183533=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Database driven web content: live or tape?

I work on Yahoo Store on a nearly daily basis, and the way they do things works fairly well. You have a set of templates which you can apply to items in the database. On the edit side you can click through the pages, and they are generated dynamically so it's possible to edit them and get instant feedback. You can also not worry about testing things out because only you can see them.

When you are ready to publish, it runs anything that has changed (I'm pretty sure every row in the database has a flag to let the system know if it has been modified) through the templates to generate static html. This reduces server load and tends to be more more search engine friendly.

This model seems to work well, and I'm sure implementing something along these lines would give you the best of both worlds.


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