I have gone back and forth with the question of database or static page generation. This project is actually a re-write of a bastardized web page generator that we developed some years ago. That version did create static files which, I agree, served the browser much more quickly. However, it was much more difficult to perform maintenance on all of these sites at once. for instance, we offered, as part of the web page they create, the ability to include a built-in drug database -- a product we leased from a vendor. We terminated our agreement w/ the vendor a year later purchased a new product instead. Changing the HTML on 5,000 personal web pages to delete the old code and insert new code for the new drug database system was NOT FUN. w/ a database this would be much more simple.
Regarding the intellectual property rights, I would love to think I could "take it with me" if and when I leave this company, but I am not well-informed as I should be in the area of intellectual property rights. One of my programmers has a J.D. i should probably be asking him these questions.
Thanks for the insight.
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