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For one of my projects, I used iRC, which was good, except for two things:

  • The FreeNode web chat client (used Javascript) disconnected users frequently
  • Users who enter a room don't see past messages in that room.

I'm looking for a chat client that can fill these needs. To be explicit:

  • Allows me to set up a group chat
  • Anyone can enter the chat room (no trolls/spamz?)
  • 100% web-based option (no client downloading)
  • Stores history on the server
  • Users who log in can see recent history from the server
  • Free

What are my options?

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closed as not constructive by Barry Jun 29 '12 at 13:05

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