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On-line Business Directory Database.

This is a demonstration of an on-line database designed using a combination of PHP, MySQL, XHTML, CSS & JavaScript.

The data is held in a MySQL relational database which resides on a remote web server. PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) script is used to process instructions and communicate with the MySQL database. All these actions are carried out on the web server (server-side processing) so no software is required on the clients machine except for a standard web browser such as MS Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox and an Internet connection.

The output is displayed as a standard XHTML web page on the client machine. CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) are used to maintain a consistent appearance.

This is currently a 'Read Only' system and does not incorporate user authentication or the ability to update records on-line. These features together with a secure administration layer can be added if required and will work in a similar manner to the On-line Sites & Premises Demonstration Database.

The search facility currently uses selection of classifications from tables. This can be changed to us dropdown lists or by searching for keywords.


Enter the Business Directory Demonstration.