There are a plethora of packages (Content Management Systems) that handle situations like this. I haven't had experience with any of those in years, but a couple that I keep reading good things about are Drupal and Joomla. Both are open source packages written in PHP using MySQL as a back end, and they store articles in the database.

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Subject: [WEB400] Basi question on web page content

Hi,

I'm still learning the basics, but I have a little site that uses php/mySql and CSS. I can also use XML/XSL. Any text that I put in my pages are hardcoded in the php or html files. Now, someone will be regularly writing new text articles for the site. How do you normally get the text onto the page? I mean, where would it be stored so that a page could be regenerated if the style were to change? I was thinking of copying the text to XML and generating HTML from these pages. But is it usual for the developer to take the text written by the user and edit it in this way?

Also, what is meant exactly by static or dynamic pages? I'm thinking that a dynamic page is one that is generated after the http request, and a static page exists already at that point.

Thanks.

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