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From "Nelson, Robert D." <RDNel...@Mail.Donaldson.com>
Subject [users@httpd] RE: PHP vs XML
Date Mon, 26 Aug 2002 21:37:41 GMT
Jim:

This is a little bit like comparing apples to oranges.  PHP is an executable
language.  XML is a markup language that stores data in a somewhat
structured way.  In theory, and I've never really seen this done, you could
use PHP to access data stored in XML.

PHP is generally used to access data from a database.  Its ability to do
this is very slick.  Overall there isn't a whole lot you can't do with it.
Some (like myself) prefer to use a more robust language like Perl (via CGI)
or Java for complicated applications.

XML is a really cool way to store data because it is very portable between
applications.  There is also the ability to render the raw data using
applied styles (XSL).

 ~ Robert


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Hale [mailto:jim-ml@halemail.dyndns.org]
> Sent: Monday, August 26, 2002 7:18 AM
> To: Mailing List - Apache
> Subject: OT: PHP vs XML
> 
> 
> What is everyone's opinion towards php over XML as a Server Side
> application language? I'm learning php but wondering how it 
> rates 'over'
> XML. Is there a web site that explains the differences between the 2?
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Jim Hale
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