Chapter 8Content Formatting with Regular Expressions

We’re almost there! We’ve designed a database to store jokes, organized them into categories, and tracked their authors. We’ve learned how to create a web page that displays this library of jokes to site visitors. We’ve even developed a set of web pages that a site administrator can use to manage the joke library without knowing anything about databases.

In so doing, we’ve built a site that frees the resident webmaster from continually having to plug new content into tired HTML page templates, and from maintaining an unmanageable mass of HTML files. The HTML is now kept completely separate from the data it displays. If you want to redesign the site, you simply have to make the changes to the ...

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