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Hi All,

Can some one explain me how these blog servers keep blog content?

Is it via a database?

Is it via a XML file which save in a local directory?

I was asked to develop a back end service for a blog/ wiki.

Thanks,
Nirosh.
Jan 12 '07 #1
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Hi Nirosh,

If you're taking about all websites that have blogs, in general, I assume
most (although, probably all) use databases. Storing static page content
doesn't scale well - and we've come a long way since then ;)

--
Dave Sexton
http://davesexton.com/blog

"Champika Nirosh" <te**@tc.comwrote in message
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Hi All,

Can some one explain me how these blog servers keep blog content?

Is it via a database?

Is it via a XML file which save in a local directory?

I was asked to develop a back end service for a blog/ wiki.

Thanks,
Nirosh.

Jan 12 '07 #2

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that is a kind of a answer I expected, aprt from blog/ wiki I was also asked
to developed a content management service for the system .. so thought
whether i can use the functions of the content management system to manage
blogs too by saving blog content as XML files.. But ur reply suggest me that
it is a bad approach

Thanks for the reply
Nirosh.
"Dave Sexton" <dave@jwa[remove.this]online.comwrote in message
news:%2***************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
Hi Nirosh,

If you're taking about all websites that have blogs, in general, I assume
most (although, probably all) use databases. Storing static page content
doesn't scale well - and we've come a long way since then ;)

--
Dave Sexton
http://davesexton.com/blog

"Champika Nirosh" <te**@tc.comwrote in message
news:Oq*************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>Hi All,

Can some one explain me how these blog servers keep blog content?

Is it via a database?

Is it via a XML file which save in a local directory?

I was asked to develop a back end service for a blog/ wiki.

Thanks,
Nirosh.


Jan 12 '07 #3

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Hi Nirosh,

FYI, there are many content management systems out there, including for
blogs (and probably wikis too). Check out Microsoft's Content Management
Server. Also, check out Community Server, for blog software. If you're
going to write your own you should at least do some research on those
"packaged" solutions to see how they work.

--
Dave Sexton
http://davesexton.com/blog

"Champika Nirosh" <te**@tc.comwrote in message
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that is a kind of a answer I expected, aprt from blog/ wiki I was also
asked to developed a content management service for the system .. so
thought whether i can use the functions of the content management system
to manage blogs too by saving blog content as XML files.. But ur reply
suggest me that it is a bad approach

Thanks for the reply
Nirosh.
"Dave Sexton" <dave@jwa[remove.this]online.comwrote in message
news:%2***************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>Hi Nirosh,

If you're taking about all websites that have blogs, in general, I assume
most (although, probably all) use databases. Storing static page content
doesn't scale well - and we've come a long way since then ;)

--
Dave Sexton
http://davesexton.com/blog

"Champika Nirosh" <te**@tc.comwrote in message
news:Oq*************@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>Hi All,

Can some one explain me how these blog servers keep blog content?

Is it via a database?

Is it via a XML file which save in a local directory?

I was asked to develop a back end service for a blog/ wiki.

Thanks,
Nirosh.



Jan 12 '07 #4

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Champika Nirosh wrote:
that is a kind of a answer I expected, aprt from blog/ wiki I was also
asked to developed a content management service for the system .. so
thought whether i can use the functions of the content management system
to manage blogs too by saving blog content as XML files.. But ur reply
suggest me that it is a bad approach
As Dave Sexton points out, there are a number of downloadable examples
already written. You might start with one of those. Also note that storing
blog content as XML rather than in a backend datastore is not new. dasBlog
from http://www.dasblog.info/Features.aspx is one of the most well known
free blog packages that uses XML for storage rather than a database.
--
Tom Porterfield

Jan 12 '07 #5

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"Champika Nirosh" <te**@tc.comwrote in message
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| Hi All,
|
| Can some one explain me how these blog servers keep blog content?

Database most probably.

| Is it via a database?
|
| Is it via a XML file which save in a local directory?

| I was asked to develop a back end service for a blog/ wiki.

Make a search in sourceforge.net I think there there is a free project of a
wiki system

Also make a s earch in the archives of this NG, there have been several
threads relating wiki and how to implement them

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Ignacio Machin
machin AT laceupsolutions com
Jan 12 '07 #6

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On Fri, 12 Jan 2007 09:35:10 -0500, "Tom Porterfield" <tp******@mvps.orgwrote:
>Champika Nirosh wrote:
>that is a kind of a answer I expected, aprt from blog/ wiki I was also
asked to developed a content management service for the system .. so
thought whether i can use the functions of the content management system
to manage blogs too by saving blog content as XML files.. But ur reply
suggest me that it is a bad approach

As Dave Sexton points out, there are a number of downloadable examples
already written. You might start with one of those. Also note that storing
blog content as XML rather than in a backend datastore is not new. dasBlog
from http://www.dasblog.info/Features.aspx is one of the most well known
free blog packages that uses XML for storage rather than a database.
I would imagine storing content in XML would be an excellent way to waste
storage space.

Good luck with your project,

Otis Mukinfus
http://www.arltex.com
http://www.tomchilders.com
Jan 12 '07 #7

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