HTML Forms Databases Restructuration

Pavel Galynin
Fri, 14 Mar 1997 06:26:18 +0100

Hello, I hope you don't mind me commenting, even though I'm not a
Nope, databases are not the best solution. One simple way to do this is
to make a small txt file for each term. This gives you the least
creating and maintaining hassle. If you want something hi-tech, go for
some CGI script that would fetch a specific definition from a bigger
I'm interested in helping you out with improving your page. Francois
suggested that maybe I should take the webpage project over.

						Paul. wrote:
> I'm just beginning to think at how we could make our web site better.
> One problem I have with it, is that some pages (like Language and OSes
> Review, Glossary) become very big. We do use a lot the # symbol in
> html that make you download the FULL page and then position you on
> the requested (usefull) information. It would seem better to me to make
> different pages for each little block, making you download only the
> requested information. Or still better, have the user fill a form to
> request the information he wants, use a database to retrieve the info
> requested by the user and translate it in HTML, then sending the newly
> created HTML info page to the user.
> It would seem a good implementing way to begin with the Glossary page,
> since it is quite straightforward (have the user asked the requested
> word, the send the definition to him.)
> However, I have a problem with this idea. Suppose we change the glossary
> to this database way of requesting things, how will we modify all the
> pages that uses the HREF Glossary.html#term to access the database?
> -Paul Dufresne, maintainer of the review subjproject
> Net-Tamer V 1.07X; Beta - Test Drive