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Separate Form and Function in PHP Applications with Smarty

Jul 20, 2007, 09:00 (2 Talkback[s])
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"PHP Web applications are a cinch to start. The syntax of the PHP language is uncluttered and easy to master. You can mix PHP directly with HTML, JavaScript, and CSS to produce visible results quickly. And PHP applications are a snap to deploy on your own Web server or on a hosting service.

"But the ease of mixing PHP and other page markup is also a liability. PHP code is often a tangled web (no pun intended) of program logic, Structured Query Language (SQL) queries, functions, classes, developer comments, HTML, CSS styles, and scripts..."

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