[thelist] Client side JavaScript or Server side CGI?

martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com
Wed Jan 10 10:29:41 CST 2001

Memo from Martin P Burns of PricewaterhouseCoopers

-------------------- Start of message text --------------------

But you'd then have to detect the session variable on each page
when deciding whether to run the detection script. No benefit IMO.

Remember, users can come in on any page (or should be able to -
forcing people through your home page is not good usability).


Please respond to thelist at lists.evolt.org
To:   "'thelist at lists.evolt.org'" <thelist at lists.evolt.org>

Subject:  RE: [thelist] Client side JavaScript or Server side CGI?

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?

--------------------- End of message text --------------------

The principal place of business of PricewaterhouseCoopers and its associate
partnerships is 1 Embankment Place, London WC2N 6NN where lists of the
partners' names are available for inspection. All partners in the associate
partnerships are authorised to conduct business as agents of, and all
contracts for services to clients are with, PricewaterhouseCoopers. The UK
firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers is authorised by the Institute of Chartered
Accountants in England and Wales to carry on investment business.
PricewaterhouseCoopers is a member of the world-wide
PricewaterhouseCoopers organisation.
The information transmitted is intended only for the person or entity to which
it is addressed and may contain confidential and/or privileged material.  Any
review, retransmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action
in reliance upon, this information by persons or entities other than the
intended recipient is prohibited.   If you received this in error, please
contact the sender and delete the material from any computer.

More information about the thelist mailing list