[thelist] Client side JavaScript or Server side CGI?

Luther, Ron Ron.Luther at COMPAQ.com
Wed Jan 10 09:10:27 CST 2001

Hi Zoe,

If you run your detection script server side - then you can set a session
variable (ASP, CF) or a database entry containing the information you find.
That information can then be referenced throughout your site without running
the user through the detection script on each page. {.... unless that would
be faster of course.}

Is that the kind of 'other way' you were asking about?


Ron L.

-----Original Message-----
From: Zoe Oughton [mailto:zoe.oughton at btconnect.com]
Subject: [thelist] Client side JavaScript or Server side CGI?

My thoughts are that Server side CGI might be better, putting the emphasis
on the server rather than the clients computer - but this would mean the
user accessing a CGI script from every page, which is probably not a good
idea (is it).

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