[thelist] Timed Chat Applet

David Bindel dbindel at austin.rr.com
Mon Mar 3 00:09:01 CST 2003

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org
> [mailto:thelist-admin at lists.evolt.org] On Behalf Of Erik Mattheis
> Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2003 11:56 PM
> To: thelist at lists.evolt.org
> Subject: Re: [thelist] Timed Chat Applet
> On Sunday, March 2, 2003, at 08:48  PM, David Bindel wrote:
> > I am in need of a chat applet that will facilitate this
> time-limited
> > chat session effectively.
> This could be a nightmare ... some users will crash and
> you'll have ongoing problems frustrating all parties involved.

Yeah, that's what I'm scared of.  I would suggest a messaging system
where the doctor and patient could send email-like messages back and
forth on the website (i.e. private messages), but that kind of makes
the doctor's service price-less (literally).  I don't know what to

> > IMO, option #1 would be not only easier, but more secure also
> > since  the user must prepay.
> It seems to me your client would want _everything_ secure as
> people generally like conversations with their doctor to be
> private.

What I meant by 'security' was that the patient would have to secure
their funds before they would be allowed in.  Of course the
conversations would be in private!

> As the word is out that I'm thelist's full-on Macromedia
> whore, so it will come as no surprise that I would opt for
> Flash: <http://www.macromedia.com/desdev/mx/flashcom/articles/
> first_comm_app.html>

I'll take a look at it, but I'm not any good with Flash (yet).

> ... or good ol' HTML and JavaScript.

I once tried that when I was a little kid... Heh

Thanks for the input,
David Bindel

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