Yes, a good point and I imagine it would be tricky to support all
the database variants across a range of platforms.
DBI is a pretty good absrtaction layer for this sort of thing. Not
great as far as XML is concerned, but fairly transparent for the
Do you know if this would work with Microsoft SQL server?
Your PHP idea is certainly interesting and is half way to what I was
aiming for in the original post. I guess I could set up a similar system
on NT using parsers and ASP, but it's a lot of messing with flat files,
hence my preference for the DB approach.
Gerry Hickman (London UK)