December 7th, 2002, 11:37 PM
I had asked someone about setting up a java applet as the instant messenger client on my website. Be basically said use a table for the users and another for the message, but I am not sure where to procede from there. This was my reply.
December 9th, 2002, 08:27 AM
I would NEVER recoomend the use of Applets, there are alot of security, and techinical issues with em. First of with MSIE JDK 1.1 is shiped not the latest, so should u create something and use the 1.2 API or higher those methods will not work. unless users have upgraded
instead of an apple i would say use any sort of Server Language, it will allow you to manipulate data is a much more efficent manor.
Im not saying ur idea cant be done, it would just be easier and quicker to use some sort of server language with a refresh.
Last edited by Shocka; December 9th, 2002 at 08:31 AM.
December 9th, 2002, 10:08 AM
Which one would you suggest. I already got the instant messenging setup. I have a server and a just setup jabber serving on it. What launguage would you suggest for the client?
December 11th, 2002, 12:33 AM
Go with the "private chat" idea. You're not going to get the functionality you're after with anything other than a java applet.
At least applets *try* to be secure. And with what you're doing you should be safe, since you don't need to touch anything on the user's drive.