Ok....i've got a product page that will access data and images. I can use the traditional Database/filesystem way........or i've recently used the XML/filesystem and it seems to work schlick too.
My question is which is better? What are the drawbacks?
Also if the XML route is sufficient.....would i use 1 big honkin XML file..or would it be more beneficial to break each product lisitng into its own XML file? (is there a potential file locking issue here???) I'm just worried about potential large traffic issues down the road (when the site hits it big! )
As far as i know XML would be fine as long as you don't have a large DB or a high traffic website. Since you are worried that your site might have large traffic issues i would go for the Database option.