[_] Chat solutions using mySQL?
matth at netsight.co.uk
Thu Jun 21 16:04:19 BST 2001
On Thu, 21 Jun 2001, Clive Warren wrote: > Thanks for the suggestion Dave. Perhaps I should have added that it > should be a stand alone application for an internal Intranet - > probably using PHP to interact with the mySQL database. I presume that when you say you want it to interact with a database, you are looking to log the conversation in some way to provide some kind of archive? Are people going to be chatting real-time with one-line answers, or are you looking for more of a weblog type thing in which discussions take place over time and in which people write several line/paragraph responses? If it is just real-time one-line answer chat then, as Dave said, the connection nature is going to be important. And perhaps an IRC client would be the best. You could have a Java Applet that talks to an IRC server (possibly an internal private one just for your intranet), or just communicates with a simple servlet that relays the typed data back to each client. You would not even need a database for this as the conversation would probably be fast flowing and not need any history kept (or get the servlet just to append the conversation to a file). If you want a weblog-type thing then yes PHP with mySQL would be the better approach. -Matt -- Matt Hamilton matth at netsight.co.uk Netsight Internet Solutions, Ltd. Business Vision on the Internet http://www.netsight.co.uk +44 (0)117 9090901 Web Hosting | Web Design | Domain Names | Co-location | DB Integration