There is a natural affinity between a relational database and hypertext documents.
A database programmer's primary concern is the relations between tables.
A webmaster's concern is the link between documents.
Both disciplines focus on the exploring and defining interesting links between information. But the technologies are not in competition, they actually enhance each other.
A database is about storing information in a computer.
HTML is about displaying information on a computer screen.
The two technologies work together in an extremely natural and organic fashion. It is