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Re: [Bug-gne]API

From: Tom Chance
Subject: Re: [Bug-gne]API
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2001 11:39:24 +0100

>The body of large articles too? Oh well, it's not my system. Be aware
>though, that once the API gets designed you may end up locking the database
>structure into something pretty close to what you're proposing now, and
>after 6 months or so, you might find excellent reasons for redoing the
>schema. That always has fallout which affects all the scripts which access
>the data. It could be expensive.

Well the other solution was to put all the bodies into text files and have an
extra field in the database to link to that text file - in effect using the 
as a search index. But opinion has been a bit divided as to whether or not
putting the body in the db will slow down or lock up the db.

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