To me this is a lot of work and processing for limited benefits, a simple db
abstraction layer provides you with a divide between you db queries and the
presentation of your site, what benefits do you see in doing this?

-----Original Message-----
From: Alexandru COSTIN [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]] 
Sent: 15 October 2002 18:50
Subject: [PHP] Re: PHP & XML


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> Let me preface this by saying that I know the benefits of using XML 
> with regards to portability and extensibility. Here is the issue I 
> face.  I have all of my data stored in a MySQL database.  I'm 
> considering reworking my website so that it uses XML (after being 
> converted from resultant records in my DB) to transmit & XSLT to 
> transform and display the data to my end user. There are a few 
> benifits I can see in sending XML messages as part of the back end 
> processing.  However, that seems to be out- weighed by the amount of 
> processing that's going to need to take place in actually serving the 
> data to the user. First I have to query and pull the records from the 
> database.  Then, I need to send those records to a function (or 
> functions) to convert it to XML.  Then, I need to take that XML data 
> and have PHP use an XSL stylesheet to transform it to HTML before it, 
> finally, gets sent on to the browser.  So that's basically 2 
> conversions that take place on the back end.
> How much experience have any of you had with doing that?  Does
> it take significantly longer to serve the pages; is there a noticible
> performance hit?  Do you realize more benifit for the back end
> processes when using XML that makes any additional time it takes
> to display a page to the user worth it?
> I'd love to hear about people's experience with this kind of thing so I
> can better make a decision wrt whether or not I should even go down
> this route.
> thnx,
> Chris

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