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Gina AnagnostopoulouSubject: NEW PROGRAMME
Author: Gina Anagnostopoulou
Date: 26 Jan 2006 02:06 PM
Hello there,

I am about to order a CRS system in MySQL. As I have no knowledge of technical information I have been asked if it should be written in php or xml and I do not have an answer.

Is xml a different way of writting html? Can someone help me with this?

Thank you,


Tony LavinioSubject: NEW PROGRAMME
Author: Tony Lavinio
Date: 26 Jan 2006 02:30 PM
You need better definitions of your terms; those are all pieces
of technology that might be used in building a CRS system, but
your questions don't make sense.

1. MySQL is a database that can be used to store the information.
Other than storage and retrieval, it doesn't do much else.

2. PHP is a programming language that can be used to build systems,
especially web-based ones. It's possible the entire system is
built with this.

3. XML isn't a programming language, but a way of describing
documents so that different systems can share them. Although it
looks something like HTML and they share a common ancestry, they
are very different in use. HTML is for display only, XML can be
for many sorts of information sharing.

Technology is only one aspect of the choice - support, scalability,
upgrade policies, source availability - all these should be factored
in also. Making a decision solely based on MySQL/PHP is like choosing
a vehicle based on its color, without checking whether it is a bicycle
or a car or a forklift.

In my opinion, asking you to make this decision is a mistake by
your management. Someone who understands the issues should be
assigned. Otherwise you will be the one to blame if things don't
work out.

Gina AnagnostopoulouSubject: NEW PROGRAMME
Author: Gina Anagnostopoulou
Date: 27 Jan 2006 09:37 AM
Thank you for your comments. Here is the situation:

1. I have a travel agency and I need a CRS/PORTAL system for web applications (on-line reservations).

2. This system should communicate with other CRS systems (for ticket issuing for example).

3. The system will be installed in Linux server and I wouldn't want it to be in asp but in something that is fully compatible with the server without needing to purchase licences.

Does that leaveme with multiple choices and if yes which ones are they?

Thank you once again.

Tony LavinioSubject: NEW PROGRAMME
Author: Tony Lavinio
Date: 27 Jan 2006 10:12 AM
There, we can't help you.

This is a free support forum for users of the Stylus Studio XML
editing environment.

For us to presume to understand your type of business, and your
office in particular, is outside our area of expertise.

Would you really ask people perhaps half a world away to answer
questions about the lifeblood of your business without ever
meeting them or even being sure they understand your business?

Your management really needs to find someone who understands both
YOUR SPECIFIC business and the technology before choosing a
solution, if you want to have any chance of success with it.

At the very least, try typing those very questions you asked
here, or questions about what problems you want the system to
solve, into Google or Yahoo or something and see if that gives
you any pointers.

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