Change to MZ
Saturday September 11th, 1999
I've made a change to MozillaZine's back-end that will be a great benefit if any MySQL problems crop up. In the past, when you visited the front page, I used PHP to dynamically grab the count of responses per article - a task that required connecting to the database. Now, the page is static, and it is regenerated every time someone adds a comment in the forums. This means that I was able to do away with all the dynamic code on the front page, without any sacrifice.
Now, if MySQL problems crop up, they'll affect the subpages which require dynamic content from the database (forums, polls), but the front page will still be reachable.
There may be some bugs that I haven't found yet, so let me know if you find any.
Thanks to Ben Goodger for his advice, which allowed me to accomplish this task in a sensible way.
#10 "mysql problems"
Sunday September 12th, 1999 2:12 PM
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Right - it wasn't a MySQL problem per se, but an ip mismatch, which didn't allow me to connect to the MySQL server. MySQL works well, but I couldn't let some problem with connecting to my database (whether MySQL's fault or not) make it impossible to reach the site at all (which is what happened).