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From:Sasha Pachev Date:May 8 1999 7:16pm
Subject:Re: Generating Static Files
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Richard McLean wrote:
> Hi All,
> I have a site which is using MySQL & PHP to dynamically insert database
> information into pages and was wondering if anyone knows of a solution
> available for generating static files with the information instead.
> The information isn't changing as much as we thought that it would, and I
> would like to get around the added overhead of it being dynamic.
> I know that this probably isn't that difficult to do, but it is outside of
> my level of knowledge with either PHP or Perl right now.
> Anyone know of an already built server-side solution to do this (free or
> commercial)?
> kind regards,
> Richard McLean

Well, I am not exactly sure what exactly you are trying to accomplish,
but if it querying static data with a reasonably limited set of queries,
you can write a little hack that does not take a database genuis. Here
is the outline:

- Pick a set of most popular queries
- Create a table similar to this : query_cache ( query char(2000) not
null primary key, encoded_result blob)
- Come up with some convention to delimit fields and rows in the result.
For example you could use \000 to delimit fields,  \n to delimit rows,
and \ as an escape character.
- Once a day(week,month,year?) run the most popular queries, and cache
the results
- When the user comes to your site, instead of querying the big
database, query the cache.

Sasha Pachev
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