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Posted 21 Jan 2004

Writing ASP Chat using JavaScript and XML (Part 4)

, 21 Jan 2004
The last part of the ASP chat series. This article explains how to provide a chat with multiple rooms.
/// Specifies messages refresh time-out, im seconds.
function getMessageRefreshTime() {
	return 7;

/// Specifies messages refresh time-out, im seconds.
function getVisitorsRefreshTime() {
	return 7;

/// Specifies expiration time-out, in seconds.
function getSessionExpirationTime() {
	return 140;

/// Specifies maximum quantity of messages to represent for users.
function getMaxMessages() {
	return 30;

/// Specifies users persistence location.
function getUsersDataPath() {
	return Server.MapPath("../db/users.xml");
	//return "C:\\Documents and Settings\\All Users.WINDOWS\\Documents\\users.xml";

/// Specifies rooms persistence location.
function getRoomsDataPath() {
	return Server.MapPath("../db/rooms.xml");
	//return "C:\\Documents and Settings\\All Users.WINDOWS\\Documents\\rooms.xml";

 *  Specifies auto save interval in seconds.
 * Currently not used.
function getAutoSaveInterval() {
	return 10;

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Alexander Fedorenko
Web Developer
Ukraine Ukraine
Alexander Fedorenko is a professional C++ developer since 1996. He completed many custom and shareware projects. One of the successful projects is DevPlanner - tool for personal planning and time management.

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