LE CHAT Chat-Script

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LE CHAT is a simple, yet highly customisable webchat and should work with any browser. Only frames and HTML/CSS are used (CSS optional), no cookies, no JavaScript and no plugins are required. The server just needs to support Perl CGI-scripts, with standard modules installed.

If you want a neat preconfigured chat with additional features, check out this modified version from Friendly Script Updater. Thank you guys for providing it!

In case you prefer PHP over Perl, you might also want to check out LE Chat-PHP at Daniel Winzens site.


What's new in version 1.14?

Furthermore there are lots of small improvements overall and minor issues fixed. Also the HTML is now better standards compliant, I only made exceptions where it would break browser compatibility. The chat might not look very pretty in e.g. Netscape 4 or OffByOne, but it's still fully functional. ;-)



Brief installation instructions are written in the script-file. If you are on Windows and have trouble with the line encoding (UNIX), you can rename the cgi-file to *.txt and then view it in your browser.
If you upgrade from v1.13: Make a backup first (just in case)! The members file can be used as is. To update the config file, go into the setup, review all the settings and click "save changes". You'll also have to unsuspend the chat again and reopen the room for guests. That's all.
For tweaking your chat check out this page with helpful settings and content filters.
Any feedback or bug reports? Please let me know!


Lucky Eddie


Future plans

Ideas on my TODO-list...

Old versions

Still available, in case you want a copy.