Hassan Schroeder wrote: > On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 9:32 PM, Zhang Weiwu <zhangweiwu at realss.com> wrote: > > >> What made you think a website built without writing program is an >> application that is not dynamic? You can USE program instead of WRITING >> program. >> > > Of course. I thought the question was about developing a site using > static HTML, with all the painful tedium that implies, versus building > a dynamic site, whether you develop custom code or use some other > developers' code. > Oh I was only valuing between static XHTML/CSS and CMS based solution in the original post. The discussion of writing PHP is what other people started dragging me into the discussion. Me: static or CMS? (programming is ruled out in the begining) Others: static should be able to do the work. Me: no, I found it doesn't work, because ... (I wrote an article about why: http://www.zhangweiwu.name/081111.html), so I guess I still need to use CMS; Others: why such stupid code in 081111.html? You can write a PHP code much simpler (I knew! I ruled out programming in the beginning). Me: I wanted to avoid training my trainee writing program, it can be boring for her and time consuming for me. Others: PHP is not bad, it can work, this way, that way, this way... [since here, all the discussion assume I am anti PHP dynamic page and prefer static page, and trying to convince me PHP could work (yes I know it could work). I guess that's because I am too stupid & less language-skilled to drive the discussion back to the original question] The only person who get this seems to be "Will", who argue the PHP templates can be considered not programming because it only involve inclusion and passing variable but no programming logic, thus is much simpler concept to learn and manage than learning programming, so I don't have to rule out programming language because having ruled out programming. Thanks for getting my point even through my bad English. Also thanks Martin Burns, who provided me link that showed me SSI can also does passing variable and inclusion without a real programming language support.