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Adobe ColdFusion 8 Web Application Construction Kit, Volume 1: Getting Started by Charlie Arehart, Raymond Camden, Ben Forta

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The Dynamic Page Advantage

Dynamic pages—pages that contain dynamic content—are what bring the Web to life. Linking your Web site to live data is a tremendous advantage, but the benefits of database interaction go beyond extending your site’s capabilities.

To see why dynamic Web pages are becoming the norm, compare them to static pages:

  • Static Web pages. Static Web pages are made up of text, images, and HTML formatting tags. These pages are manually created and maintained so that when information changes, so must the page. This usually involves loading the page into an editor, making the changes, reformatting text if needed, and then saving the file. And not everyone in the organization can make these changes. The webmaster or Web design team ...

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