This article is concerned with emerging technologies that enable the construction of an Intranet with dynamically generated content, customised for different users. The underlying technology is server‐side scripting using ‘session cookies,’ which overcome the problem of HTTP being essentially stateless, and maintain a state across different pages. The article evaluates some of the available platforms — Allaire ColdFusion, Active Server Pages, Java Server Pages and CGI. The article argues that developing a dynamic site is relatively easy if you have a good grounding in producing web pages and SQL and if you choose the right tools.
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