PHP: why use DOM/XML writer functions?

There's one thing I was wondering about: why would you actually want to use the DOM/XML writing functions of PHP to generate XML? I mean: we've been generating HTML without specific functions for over 10 years, so why would we need a library to build a… more »

Status of PHP 5

Here are a few bits of information I collected at PHP Forum (Nov 9 & 10, 2005): It is estimated than no more than 5% of the servers running PHP have switched to PHP 5 yet PHP 5.0 is a feature release, not a performance release. Therefore it is… more »

Rasmus on templating engines

At PHP Forum, Rasmus said this about the "templating engine question coming back every year": PHP *is* a templating engine by itself. Adding another templating engine on top of it just doesn't make sense. The only situation where it makes sense, is… more »

Caching built into PHP?

The PHP Core Team is meeting this week to decide wether or not there should be some caching built into the next major release of PHP. (I guess that would be PHP 6). I definitely hope the answer will be YES since this has been available on others… more »

PHP Forum Paris 2005

I've spent the last two days at PHP Forum Paris 2005. Very interesting stuff! I'll try to blog the most important facts (IMHO) over the week-end... But, now when you think about it, I've been there last year also... Very interesting stuff also... And I… more »