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I would like to know how is a chat room set up on the internet. Is it done so by using programming langanges like
CGI? Can it be done using Java, etc? Can anyone kindly advice me on that. Thankss
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by:SirCaleb
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CGI would be an awkward way of doing so....Java is the most efficient way to do it.  There is a Java chat room already out there for use.  It does have some advertising on it but have a look anyway...maybe this can save you the hassle of having to totally re-write one.  And you can put this on ANY WEB PAGE!

Here is the place where you can get the chat room:
http://www.parachat.com/

This is that Java Chat on somebody's webpage:
http://members.xoom.com/RipFire/chat.html

Hope this helps you.
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by:khan_yew
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Yes, I know that Chat Setup can be gotten free on the Internet, as I have found another web site at www.beseen.com that gives free chat room. However, I want to know the way to write the code, etc. any ideas?
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by:SirCaleb
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You could try downloading that Java Applet from Parachat and maybe "decompile" it, if that is possible...I'm not sure if you can "decompile" Java...not my specialty  :-)
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To write a chat room, you need two parts: The client, which is the end which the user types into, displays and everything, and the server, which handles all the requests, and sends the messages to the client.
Java would be a good start for the client end, and although you could write a server in Java, I would be more inclined to write the server in C++.
Now comes the tricky part... connecting them, but if you use the Java Develpment Kit (JDK), this comes with include files that can handle this.
The server is the more complicated part of the two. It must have an open or closed file status, to which the client sends the chat messages. Picture this:
Client one sends a message to the server at the same time as client two does. Result ends up with garbled text being returned to the client, as the two messages are combined.
Solution:
Set up a locked/unlocked status for your server that puts the clients request into a que as each client asks for the message to be sent.

I hope this gives you a brief overview of the sheer complexities of chat rooms.

Gravity.
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by:khan_yew
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Thanks for the infomation, but I don't think I want to do that stuff.
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by:gravity
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I thought that I would want to make a chat room as well once... then I realised what was involved...

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