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Old March 23rd, 2004, 10:45 PM
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I am creating a k-base web site for my company. One thing I am trying to be able to do is be able to send important messages to everyone who is in the site using marquee. For example, if a server crashes then I would like to submit a message and everyone who is on the site will almost instantly see the message being scrolled. Right now I have a framed pages. The top frame his the main site the bottom frame will have the scroling marquee. What is the best way and where/how would I go about doing that? I would like to use ASP is possible.

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Using ASP for some kind of critical alert system is probably not the best approach. If you want the alerts to appear in a timely manner, then you would need to have the HTML page in the browser refresh itself very often. This will put additional load on the server. Secondly, this would also require that the users are actually looking at the web application. It would seem to be that something like a server crash notification would be best served using good old windows network messaging.

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One thing with window messaging is that you will send it to everyone that is on the network. Because I work on the clients site, we do not want to send something that major to every single person, we only need to let people that need to know know. Secondly, the messaging that I need to do is more to let the helpdesk know that we have been getting a lot of calls on a specific issue and that there is a parent case created. If not to use ASP, what would be the best way to do that? I have also seen binding data to html tags, but what I do not understand is how to create a DSO id. If someone could enlighten me more on that idea, I would much appreciate it.

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You can use windows messaging to send messages to only 1 user on the network.

If this is something that has to go to helpdesk people, why not use email? It's easy, alerts the user as soon as it comes in (versus having to proactively look at a web page) and it provides a record of events.

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