[Scottish] HTML templating software?

george scottish at mailman.lug.org.uk
Tue Dec 3 20:33:00 2002

ray wrote:

>On Tuesday 03 Dec 2002 13:09, David Marsh's list-reading hat wrote:
>>My 'objection' to PHP in this instance is not that it's a programming
>>language (most of these HTML preprocessors are programming languages of
>>a sort) but that (afaik) PHP 'needlessly' impedes cacheability of pages
>>that aren't "intrinsically" dynamic as each document is assembled on the
>>fly live on the server before being served, which will be an unnecessary
>>overhead for most documents that I will write (Having said that I will
>>be playing with PHP on some occasions, I am sure). This is why I would
>>prefer a system that I can preprocess locally and then upload (static)
>>changes to the server.
>PHPA works great.
>Main problem with totally dynamic commercial sites is that they tend to be 
>invisible to search engines.
        The eastiest way round this problem , is to get PHP to cache the 
pages that are dynamically generated.