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XML Vs MySQL for a Mobile Site

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Hi All,

Hope I've posted this in the right forum as I will be using PH

I am currently in the process of designing a php based web site that will display info about new bands etc. The users will be able to add their own articles such as reviews, tour dates, photos, videos etc. There will also be a mobile site which will allow the user to add content from their handset. The mobile content will only be text at the moment.

I am wondering what would be the best backend to use on this? I am pretty familiar with MySQL but Im not sure how effective this is to use with mobiles? Im hearing so much about XML that it is an option Im guessing I need to look into.

From the mobile device, the user would be able to view text content like gig listings and then would be able to add content aswell. Obviously a login facility would be required on the mobile.

Any advice would be great, hope this all makes sense! :)

cheers
Si
Jan 30 '08 #1
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RedSon
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Hi All,

Hope I've posted this in the right forum as I will be using PH

I am currently in the process of designing a php based web site that will display info about new bands etc. The users will be able to add their own articles such as reviews, tour dates, photos, videos etc. There will also be a mobile site which will allow the user to add content from their handset. The mobile content will only be text at the moment.

I am wondering what would be the best backend to use on this? I am pretty familiar with MySQL but Im not sure how effective this is to use with mobiles? Im hearing so much about XML that it is an option Im guessing I need to look into.

From the mobile device, the user would be able to view text content like gig listings and then would be able to add content aswell. Obviously a login facility would be required on the mobile.

Any advice would be great, hope this all makes sense! :)

cheers
Si
Backends are by definition "in the back" so whatever you use on the backend of the website doesn't matter. What you really need to look at is how you are going to design your front end so that the mobile phones browsers and little tiny processors do not have to do too much work.
Jan 30 '08 #2

markmcgookin
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Backends are by definition "in the back" so whatever you use on the backend of the website doesn't matter. What you really need to look at is how you are going to design your front end so that the mobile phones browsers and little tiny processors do not have to do too much work.
A well designed CSS Page will pick up that it is being viewed on a mobile browser using the connection tag things (Sorry I can't remember their names, some kind of connection header) and will usually only display an essential text version of the site.

Mark
Jan 31 '08 #3

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