I'm working on building a site. All my product info for their individual product pages is in a text files.
My thoughts were to use php to splice the file and propagate all the pages.. normally I would just pull from a DB but that solution has been shot down from our DB manager.
I have 2 thoughts.
1. add XML tags of <productname><tagline><bodytext> to the xml file then parse getting the parts I need for each page. However I'm thinking as this gets to be a big file that this might take too much time and memory to parse and store in the php code.
2. create an individual file for each product using the data i have. I think this would be the easiest and most efficient however if could make updating a real pain.... on the other there shouldn't be a lot of updating going on with this data maybe once a year... twice at the most.