Forum is an entire web site and password
protected remote management system wrapped
up in one ActiveX SERVER-SIDE asp component.
Because it runs on Microsoft IIS, EZsite
Forum works with the Netscape, Explorer or
any other browser. The forums themselves use
pure HTML sent to visiting browsers
generated from Microsoft's IIS and asp.
forum 'front end' of EZsite Forum was
developed for quick response time and little
overhead. No session variables are used with
the forums except for 'Private' forums that
need added security. Even with this, a
parameter can be set to turn this added
security feature off (upgraded features like
search, split-frame forums, and forum lists
all use Session variables).Cookies are used
only if a forum visitor requires a password
and wants to save their password. So even
browsers with the cookie option turn off
will work with the basic forums.
management system used by forum
administrators' only uses asp and a little
ActiveX). The management system will not be
a problem for virtually any browser. Since
security is an issue for the management
system, session variables (and therefore
cookies) were necessary. This should not be
a problem for browsers with their cookie
feature not turned off.