On Sun, 22 Sep 2002 13:07:05 -0500, you wrote: >Oh yeah, avoid that at all costs. Sounds like something like SOAP etc. >could have been an answer, but then it depends on how you write your >apps.
Well, that is basically my question. I considered both SOAP and XML-RPC (which you mention later) but I wasn't sure what the impact on performance would be. I am basically looking for anecdotal evidence from people who have implemented this sort of thing before... >Ummm .... like the other guy said, why bother? You can do that. Of >course. But what are you doing in Perl that you cannot do in PHP? Maybe >a cron script? I've not written any cron stuff in PHP and I'm not >calling lynx to do it as I've seen advertised :( ... I answered him in a seperate post, but I'll repeat here: I'm familiar with writing standalone scripts in PHP. I used Perl because for this particular task it seemed better suited, and I wanted to get some more Perl experience. In retrospect it was probably not the wisest decision, and I probably have made things more complicated than necessary... >> I don't have a lot of experience with this, however. It seems that XML >> support in PHP is still in a state of infancy. > >I don't know about that. Works well for me. I take an Amazaon XML feed >and run it through my smarty templates with no problem here: > >http://www.readbrazil.com/books/amazon.php?mode=books > >please note that above site has been more of a php playground than >anything else. That was just the impression that I picked up from my admittedly limited research I did on XML support in PHP. I was focusing mainly on XSL transformations though. Do you mind if I ask how exactly you are parsing the XML in your PHP pages? It seems to me that there are a few different options available on www.php.net. There is the --with-xml option that uses expat, and then the DOM XML extension that is marked experimental. I'm a real newbie when it comes to XML, but the DOM functions look a little more attractive to me... >It sounds like to me you are looking for a framework. This what I >looked for in PHP and I've got one now that is equal or better to my >Perl framework. Thanks for your response, you've given me some nice food for thought. I've heard of Smarty several times before but never looked into it. I definitely will take a look at it now... -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php