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    Need some assistance...

    I've been wanting to create a sort of user controlled cms... Something that a user controls no matter if there logged in or not, Something that works on flatfile no PHP no server side scripting. Just browser scripting. I was wondering if this was even possible to do, or if it's been done before. Thanks in advance.

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    Question

    Need a lot more information that that.

    What do the controls control?
    Logged into what?
    Design and fields and types of the flat file?
    Is the flat file loaded from somewhere?
    Do you plan on saving the information anywhere?

    Your request to too vague.

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    I don't think it's a practical request, in any case. I can't see how you could possibly create a usable CMS system without server-side coding.
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    Not Unreasonable

    While vague, this isn't an unreasonable request. A CMS based entirely on the client side is an interesting idea. It could be practical as a kind of creative digital userspace. The only downside would be that any changes made to this userspace would be limited to the browser they were created on - the changes wouldn't be viewable from the rest of the internet, as they would be stored on the client side.

    Pursue it. I have never heard of such a thing before, and it would be neat if it existed.

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    OOOOKKKAYYY.

    I guess it might be interesting. I personally think that particular "only downside" is about a 500 foot cliff. But who knows. I can't think of a use for this, but I would be happy to see one proposed.
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    Terminology

    Perhaps the percieved usefulness is derived by how this idea was named.

    As a CMS in the traditional sense, it does seem pretty pointless. Ignoring the typical connotation and taking the acronym literally makes it seem more reasonable, but I think calling it a game would best describe it's purpose. It would be nothing more than a place to spend time.

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    Well, I truly will be fascinated to hear what his intended usage is.

    I guess I can see a personal organizer than runs on only one computer, but I'm not sure I would trust the storage mechanisms available to JavaScript enough to put anything really important into it. (With the possible exception of MSIE using ActiveX components, say including an ActiveX connection to an Access database, perhaps.)
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    Actually... This is going to sound like a dumb reason, I wanted to prove free hosts like webs.com could be used for other reasons than just the simple buisness type website or for groups and stuff. I wanted to prove they could be used for much more powerful reasons than with just HTML and JS coding. If you dont understand my reason, I really can't make much more sense of it. It makes sense to me. I guess That's all that matters.

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    Sounds like a good reason to me. JavaScript is much more powerful than its reputation gives it credit for. You wont be able to do much in the way of storing stuff (as Old Pedant pointed out earlier) and so a traditional CMS is kind of a bad idea.

    But who says you need a defined goal, or that we need to understand your idea? Just start coding! See where it takes you. This is a fun project after all!

    Best of luck!

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    Thanks.


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