is a popular freeware web applications development tool. PHP3 includes an
HTML-embedded scripting language and a server-side preprocessor that interprets
the HTML-embedded code in order to create dynamically generated web pages.
PHP3 includes support for various databases, including mSQL,
MySQL, and PostgreSQL,
and is commonly used for the development of database enabled web sites.
Many people find the embedded nature much easier to deal with than trying
to create separate HTML and CGI files.
Like other preprocessed, html-embedded scripting languages, it has many
of the more useful features of Perl but is designed for HTML development
in mind. It eliminates the need for numerous small Perl CGI programs by
allowing you to place simple scripts directly in your HTML files. This
speeds up the overall performance of your web pages since the overhead
of forking Perl several times has been eliminated. It also makes it easier
to manage large web sites by placing all components of a web page in a
single html file. Similar tools commercially available include Miva,
and Meta-HTML PRO.
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