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Re: Adding Chat to Site
From Patrick R at Scenic Online on 1 Jan '00
replying to Re: Adding Chat to Site posted by David A

>I've never installed a chat room, but here is quite a few scripts ,most are free.
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>http://cgi.resourceindex.com/Programs_and_Scripts/Perl/Chat/
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>I think the amount of people they can handle is usually based on what the server can handle not the software. Also be sure to check with your web host, many don't allow chat scripts due to the load it puts on the server.

Does cgi bog down the server any more than java or IRC?

Can IRC be accessed from a www-browser? (I don't think I'd have much luck talking people into downloading yet another program they don't know how to configure or use). I want to stick with chat that can be accessed straight from Explorer or Navigator.




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