Chapter 26. Custom Web Publishing with PHP

Choosing a Custom Web Publishing Technology

Both XML/XSLT (Extensible Markup Language/XSL Transformations, where XSL stands for Extensible Stylesheet Language) and PHP are powerful tools for Custom Web Publishing (CWP). Choosing between them depends exactly on what you are trying to do and what your resources are. Perhaps most important, if the developer of your CWP site is more comfortable with PHP than XML/XSLT, or vice versa, your choice is basically made for you. Let the technology work around the people, not the other way around. There are some general considerations you might want to consider:

• The PHP Site Assistant is much more powerful than the XML/XSLT Site Assistant. ...

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