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Back when [[homestarrunner.com]] was hosted by [[Wikipedia:Yahoo!|Yahoo!]], [[The Brothers Chaps]] were virtually restricted from any form of [[Wikipedia:Server-side scripting|server-side scripting]], such as [[Wikipedia:PHP|PHP]], which is the most popular technology of this kind. Instead, they were limited to '''MivaScript''', another form of server-side scripting  technology most notably used in e-commerce. MivaScript was rarely used on the site when [[The Brothers Chaps]] were hosted by Yahoo!, but now MivaScript, or any server-side scripting technology for that matter, has not been used for {{#expr:{{#timel: Y}}-2003}} years. The last notable use of MivaScript was on the [[Message Bored]], which closed in 2003. These files can be identified by the extension ".mv".
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Server-side scripting is a web technology that allows a server to perform more advanced tasks. The most popular example of this technology is [[Wikipedia:PHP|PHP]], and is in fact the language that powers this wiki. When [[homestarrunner.com]] was hosted by [[Wikipedia:Yahoo!|Yahoo!]], [[The Brothers Chaps]] were (presumably) limited to using the '''[[Wikipedia:MivaScript|MivaScript]]''' scripting language, which is more commonly used for e-commerce websites. MivaScript was rarely used on the site when [[The Brothers Chaps]] were hosted by Yahoo!, but now MivaScript, or any server-side scripting technology for that matter, has not been used for {{#expr:{{#timel: Y}}-2003}} years. The last notable use of MivaScript was on the [[Message Bored]], which closed in 2003. These files can be identified by the extension ".mv".
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Yahoo! has since disallowed MivaScript files from running on their hosting service. As of mid-2009, instead of showing a notification that the script cannot run, the source code of the MivaScript file is revealed.
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Yahoo! has since disallowed the execution of MivaScript files on their hosting service. As of mid-2009, instead of showing a notification that the script cannot run, the source code of the MivaScript file is revealed.
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"simplemail.mv" is a script that was used both on the [[Secret Pages#emailupdates|Email Updates]] page and on [[Thorax Corporation]]'s [[Thorax:signup.html|sign-up page]]. Since the source is now revealed, it is shown that simplemail.mv was a MivaScript created by Yahoo! for their members to use to generate a [[Wikipedia:Electronic mailing List|mailing list]]. This leads to further speculation that the Message Bored might have been powered by another service Yahoo! provided that ran on MivaScript, and that it wasn't made by hand by The Brothers Chaps.
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== Appearances ==
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*[[Secret Pages#emailupdates|Email Updates]] — Uses a script called "simplemail.mv" to add the given email address to a [[Wikipedia:Electronic mailing List|mailing list]]. Since the source is now revealed, it is shown that simplemail.mv was a MivaScript created by Yahoo!
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**[[Thorax Corporation]] — [[Thorax:signup.html|The sign-up page]] uses the same script.
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*[[Strong Bad's Message Bored]] — In the [[Late Nite JengaJam Interview]], [[Mike]] recalls that the board was powered by MivaScript.

Revision as of 23:55, 16 January 2011

Server-side scripting is a web technology that allows a server to perform more advanced tasks. The most popular example of this technology is PHP, and is in fact the language that powers this wiki. When homestarrunner.com was hosted by Yahoo!, The Brothers Chaps were (presumably) limited to using the MivaScript scripting language, which is more commonly used for e-commerce websites. MivaScript was rarely used on the site when The Brothers Chaps were hosted by Yahoo!, but now MivaScript, or any server-side scripting technology for that matter, has not been used for 17 years. The last notable use of MivaScript was on the Message Bored, which closed in 2003. These files can be identified by the extension ".mv".

Yahoo! has since disallowed the execution of MivaScript files on their hosting service. As of mid-2009, instead of showing a notification that the script cannot run, the source code of the MivaScript file is revealed.

Appearances

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