Perhaps your professor is trying to distinguish between databases that allow
you to view output as HTML (such as Access 97) and web applications and
sites that rely on a database for data storage and retrieval (eg, Yahoo,
As the previous poster said, its really a matter of chicken and egg and
arguably this is too subtle a distinction to really matter to anyone except
marketing executives and underworked professors (DON'T put that in your
> > Hi,
> > I'm studying database management systems as part of my
> > degree and I'm preparing a question for my exams on the
> > above topic. Could someone please explain to me the
> > differences between a web fronted dbms and a dbms backed
> > web.
> > thanx for the help
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> Sounds like the same thing to me.
> It seems more a matter of perspective and where the design started. i.e.
> which came first, the chicken or the egg?
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