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    I there any way?

    Is there an easy way you can tell (without coding experience) what code a website has been programmed in? In the browser it sometimes says php (this one for example) or asp, but sometimes it says nothing, eg, Ebay.

    Thanks in advance

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    Ebay uses a custom made cgi which is perl. Well in the end what you see is HTML. Everything is on the backend. As you said this site is php so all of the posts are retrieved from a database.
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Aerospace_Eng_ View Post
    Ebay uses a custom made cgi which is perl.
    What?

    I'm fairly certain they do not use a CGI bin with Perl.

    Try java on a WebSphere application server.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookster View Post
    What?

    I'm fairly certain they do not use a CGI bin with Perl.

    Try java on a WebSphere application server.
    Okay sorry, in my experience some cgi apps I've seen have been in Perl. I assumed incorrectly.
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    Not a big deal. Server side apps can be written in many high level languages and compiled into an application that runs on the server as well as being written in the various scripting languages. Companies like ebay can afford to have custom designed applications written in java running on Sun technology where as smaller companies would opt for less expensive sripting based applications.
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