Subject Re: [firebird-support] How to publish a firebird database?
Author Helen Borrie
At 11:00 AM 27/01/2004 +0000, you wrote:
>Hello all,
>Can anybody tell me the details of publishing a firebird database on
>the net? Is it obligatory to use PHP or XML?

You never "publish" a database. You publish application code that queries
the database.You write a server-based client application that processes web
requests, passes queries to the server and manages the results as an HTTP

Go to for an example of a web
application (an ISAPI module) written in Delphi that runs queries on a
Firebird back-end to populate all the pages (including the request page),
accept keyword parameters from you and pull out FAQ articles based on those
keywords. It could have used XML but it didn't. It could have use PHP,
Perl or Python, but it didn't.

A database application for the web is n-tier. The browser is thin clients
to the server application and the application itself is a client to the
database, on behalf of its clients. As for the details and the languages,
they are many and varied!!


The database shouldn't be "web-visible". That would be asking for trouble.

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