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From Matt Sergeant <>
Subject Re: Coldfusion vs. apache/mod_perl
Date Thu, 06 Jul 2000 07:50:34 GMT
On Wed, 5 Jul 2000, Paul Lindner wrote:

> I've been toying with using the Apache::ASP custom tag feature to
> support cold-fusion like applications.  I don't think it will be too
> hard; reading the spec it appears you need to make a list of named
> queries and then use <cfoutput> tags with #fieldname# entries.

Not to dismiss Joshua's interesting looking extensions to Apache::ASP, but
have you checked out AxKit's SQL taglib stuff?

Here's an XSP to extract rows from a messages table:

  <page title="SQL Search Results">
                <sql:query>select * from Messages</sql:query>

This is then styled using XSLT in the next part of the pipeline. My box
can deliver 14 hits/sec on this (executed and styled using XSLT on every
hit). Not exactly blazing, but fast enough for a lot of uses.

And don't be put off by the verbosity - all this can be modularised in
external entities and/or taglibs.


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