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    Question co-branding a website


    My company has a pretty extensive web site which utilizes PHP. We have several data entry pages where client A inputs info. We have several data retrieval pages where client B searches for and extracts this info. There are numerous amounts of extensive PHP code which provide functions such as: automated e-mail notifications, classification of data, time stamps, search engines, etc.

    Here's the issue. So far we have been a subscriber-based site and charge clients A and B for access to the system. We have been approached by numerous clients who want to license our system and have our site "co-branded" on their site. I know of numerous websites that do this, but can it be done with our existing PHP? Is XML best for this? Does Oracle or someone have a "canned" application which would allow us to do this? Our site is very robust and working great. We simply want to take our content and functionality from (oursite.com) and co-brand it on (clientsite.com).

    Any ideas on what language/format is best to do co-branding? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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    I would recommend utilizing the power of PHP templates with XML data. By keeping the data seperated in XML, you can always easily switch to JSP, or *gasp* ASP, or whatever other technology is developed down the road.

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    Originally Posted by pieux
    I would recommend utilizing the power of PHP templates with XML data. By keeping the data seperated in XML, you can always easily switch to JSP, or *gasp* ASP, or whatever other technology is developed down the road.
    I agree, applying existing php code to a different site can be strenuous. On the other hand, you can write hand n hand with xml and make it work more seamlessly.
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    Originally Posted by Hideaki Oliver
    I agree, applying existing php code to a different site can be strenuous. On the other hand, you can write hand n hand with xml and make it work more seamlessly.
    Welcome to Dev Shed.

    You do realize that this post is almost 6 years old, right?
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    Originally Posted by hiker
    Welcome to Dev Shed.

    You do realize that this post is almost 6 years old, right?
    No i didnt, this is awesome lol
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    I wonder if they solved the problem?
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    Seeing as they haven't posted back, most likely.

    I recommend locking unless someone has a similar question right now.
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