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Re: databases: storing pages in / web front ends to




The db approach also gives you the ability to "author" 
the pages using any client-server database package (even remotely)
to update the content without messing around with any files at all.  


>	|=20
>	| Gee, do you actually want to put regular HTML pages into a database as
>	| objects, even if they just contain static text?  I've been asking
>	| people about this, and haven't heard much interest in it, so I'm
>	| curious what you feel would be the benefits ot such an approach.
>	
>	Yes, I do.  My reason for wanting to do this is that if I am providing
>	a single `page' in several formats, e.g. Lynx-compatible, Mosaic,
>	Mozilla, and several different languages, I don't want to have to deal
>	with umpteen files.  If everything is encapsulated in one place, and I
>	can just say `display yourself' to this object, life suddenly becomes
>	easier.  My idea is to treat it much like a C++ class, and derive
>	classes with more complex behaviour from a basic page object, which I
>	envisage resembling a normal HTML page in appearance, but with the
>	ability to add another language version to itself when requested -
>	some sort of admin tool would check out the text for a language (=E0 la
>	SCCS/RCS) and check it back in.  The page object would also be able to
>	do integrity checking, by maintaining pointers to other page objects,
>	and creating links to whatever they happen to be called on the fly.
>	Moving things around within the web hierarchy then becomes easier as
>	well, almost as a side-effect.
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