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From: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
To: <operationsengineer1(at)yahoo(dot)com>, pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: PGSQL and XML
Date: 2004-08-24 21:55:37
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> Should I evaluate XML and XSL to see if it makes more sense using it than
> PHP scripting?  

That's completely up to you.   I will point out, though, that:
a) XML is a document spefication, not a programming language, so I am highly 
suspicious of attempts to turn it into one.   This is not a statement on the 
products referenced, as I've never seen them in action, just a statement that 
you should evaluate them skeptically.
b) at least 50% of the value of any programming language is in the community 
and modules available for it.  This makes Java and Perl more valuable than 
PHP and Ruby, and any of those much more valuable than BOX, currently.  Of 
course, things change.

>Is keeping the business logic separate from the
> presentation important enough to switch technologies (at least I'm at the
> beginning stages)?

It is important, but it can certainly be done in PHP.  Use OO-PHP.  Or use 
stored procedures (functions) for your business logic; I'm fond of that 
approach with PHP.

> What is this Box stuff?

Never heard of it before your e-mail.

Josh Berkus
Aglio Database Solutions
San Francisco

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