CGI Action FAQs
- User FAQ
(if you are visiting a site which uses our service)
- Member FAQ
(if you are a subscriber to our service)
- Will the scripts crash my browser?
is generated, HTML originally coded by hand, and humanly inspected
for safety. In the case where member-editable template files are
used, that member then becomes responsible for the page content.
- Why am I getting an error with iCab?
Our scripts require HTTP_REFERER (sic) information; most browsers
send this automatically, but iCab has a setting to withhold it.
To eliminate this error, go into your Security Preferences and set
Use HTTP "Referer" to Always. (Yes, there is an 'r' missing.)
- Why do your scripts require HTTP_REFERER?
The information is needed to ensure that each member gets their
own data and not somebody else's.
- Why isn't your service free?
We believe revenue sharing is a more advanced economic
model than banner ads; this web service is designed to be
on the revenue-generating side of the equation.
The more profitable this site is, the more free (no banner ads)
web sites we can support.
- What about security?
No one can access member logs or database w/o a password.
We register members' URLs so writing to logs can only occur from
the member's own site
(users with iCab browser must set its prefs to send HTTP_REFERER).
- How do you arrive at your prices?
Rates are based on both the complexity of the script and on
how much bandwidth it is likely to use. Scripts which store
messages on the server (BBS, guestbook, classified ads) incur
storage fees based on disk space usage.
- Do your scripts work together?
Yes, insofar as some data files are shared within your
directory. For example, the email address database is
used by both the keymail and wikbbs scripts; this means
fewer files for you to manage.