HTML Chat : Is appending text the best/only way?
All the in-browser chat rooms I have seen so far append messages into the html.
Questions: Is this the proper way to do browser based chat rooms? Will I run into any problems if I implement a browser based chat like this?
Yes, this is how to do chat rooms in html. There is no practical way to display more text without changing the html in some way.
It should work cross browser, but you might have problems with IE and document.getElementById();