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
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
>> 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:
>please note that above site has been more of a php playground than
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
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