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Why is CGI technology being used on Javaranch if the purpose of the site/and its promoters is to advocate the use of Java and Servlets and related technologies ?

Secondly, are PHP/CGI based bulletin boards the only feasible and quick ways to provide forums facility on a website. Why aren't Servlets/JSP based bulletin boards the order of the day ?

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Your first question is asked very frequently; hence it's covered on the JavaRanch FAQ page.

The answer to your second question is that there are several JSP-based boards out there; MVNForum and Jive are two fairly popular ones.
 
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as to the first: even though you guessed correct you can never be sure that a URL that says "cgi" isn't Java.
It's quite possible to map /cgibin/ to really be /servlet/ fooling people into thinking you're not using Java for example.
 
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Originally posted by Jeroen Wenting:
as to the first: even though you guessed correct you can never be sure that a URL that says "cgi" isn't Java.
It's quite possible to map /cgibin/ to really be /servlet/ fooling people into thinking you're not using Java for example.




:roll:

Spoken like a true geek.

Mark
 
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