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3:33 pm on Mar 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hi,

I am looking for a forum that are based on HTML files. ( Like the Webmasterworld forum. )

Do anyone here know of a forum to use?

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Johan Malmberg

3:55 pm on Mar 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I don't think WW is based in HTML. Most likely Perl. They may use Apache [httpd.apache.org] mod_rewite to make the url appear static.
4:01 pm on Mar 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Do you know of a forum that appears to be in HTML?
4:03 pm on Mar 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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WebmasterWorld isn't strictly html, look at the bottom of this page
[webmasterworld.com...]

I actually don't of any that don't employ scripting languages of some sort or, if they are spiderable, some other type of fanciness.

<added>if you don't use some type of script how would people be able to submit their posts?

4:17 pm on Mar 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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It is ok with a scripting language as long as the pages can be spidered.
4:23 pm on Mar 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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As I mentioned their are not many forums (aside from WebmasterWorld) that really have it figured out.

There are multiple discussions around about getting forums spidered and many of them have released mods to help with spidering but I don't think there is a perfect one yet.

4:36 pm on Mar 11, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I would suggest a look on Hotscripts.com.
You'll find many forum scripts (perl or php), most of them free. I am sure you can also find something spiderable right out of the box (otherwise mod_rewrite is an option). The other point you will need to figure out is what kind of database you are going to use (if any. There are forums that use flat text files only, it depends on how large your community is going to be)
 

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