On Wed, Mar 29, 2000 at 07:16:52PM +0000, John McCormac mentioned:
> Niall wrote:
> > With respect, this is mullarkey. Ireland.com is backed by a database. For
> > built it. I'm sure there are a large number of others. Or did you mean
> > something entirely different ?
>> I think you've misunderstood the context of the term "database backed
> website" Niall. In your model it seems that only sections of the site
> are stored in a database or in the case of a search engine, a subset of
> each page is stored. With a database backed website, the database *is*
> the website. A lot of sites, including the ones you mentioned have
> databases running sections of the site such as searches and archives.
> However putting the whole site inside the database and then generating
> the pages on the fly is a completely different affair.
It's also not quite true of online.ie - we ended up not trusting Oracle's
ideas of BLOBs & CLOBs, so big objects aren't stored in the database, but
on the filesystem, and just a reference & meta information is stored in
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