On Mon, 2009-11-16 at 12:06 -0500, Paul M Foster wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 16, 2009 at 02:46:45PM +0000, Ashley Sheridan wrote:
> > 
> > I don't know of anything you can use like this, especially that runs
> > purely on Ajax. Just take a look at Facebook chat. That's Ajax, and
> > fails and falls over on a constant basis to the point where it is almost
> > useless. Imho, Java seems to be pretty good at this sort of thing, and
> > there are plenty of free options out there that you could use.
> It's often been argued back and forth whether people have Javascript
> turned off. I suspect the vast majority of people have Javascript turned
> on. However, Java is another story. You may find that many more have it
> turned off.
> Paul
> -- 
> Paul M. Foster

Yeah, but then, generally, you can tell the people visiting this site
what they need enabled, as it looks like the visitors are going to be a
select few. Java is available on all the main browsers, and generally
only needs one to accept the applet. For a chat application to be
written using only Ajax technology, well, like I said before, if
Facebook tried it and still can't get it right with all the financial
backing they have, what hope for someone to release this sort of thing
open source and Facebook not be aware of it?


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