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Lighthouse on Web Article

In the article it states:

"What makes CityDesk a stand-out investment proposition is that its .cty site files are just Access 2000 databases. So you can learn the basics of content management without investing huge amounts of money or time - and then, if you decide to quit CityDesk for a bigger CMS down the track, you can simply port your entire database over to XML or MySQL or SQLServer or Oracle or whatever your new system understands."

Is that true? All you have to do is port the Access database over and it will work in a different CMS system.

On a different note - How are sales of CityDesk going?

Steven B
Tuesday, March 19, 2002

You would have to do something to map the CityDesk schema to the schema of the target CMS. But this is something can can be done rapidly and mechanically. If you try to import a bunch of raw HTML files into (any) content management system, there is a lot of manual work separating the templates from the article content which is almost impossible to automate.

Joel Spolsky
Tuesday, March 19, 2002

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