It is very much the sort of thing I meant. It is a completely unexpected answer, and all the more interesting for that.
I imagine it works quite well if you want to store your content in a Paradox DB.
I assume the reason for doing it that way is that you either like Paradox/ObjectPAL, or you wanted to turn a legacy database into a website. If its the latter do you think it was preferable to migrating the data (with the benefit of hindsight)?