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AJAX driven simple chat: Web based chat using AJAX to update the dialog

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Name: Ashraf Gheith <contact>
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This class can be used to implement a simple Web based chat system that uses AJAX to update the chat dialog display area without reloading the whole page.

The class generates a page with a Web form to submit what each chat line that the users type.

The chat lines are sent to the server using a XMLHttpRequest object.

The chat lines are received by a server side script that uses the class to store what each user entered in a MySQL database table.

In response, the class outputs the chat list already formatted to by displayed in the user browser pages.

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Name: AJAX driven simple chat
Base name: ajax-chat
Description: Web based chat using AJAX to update the dialog
Version: 1.0.0
PHP version: -
License: Freely Distributable
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Group folder image Chat Chating and instant messaging View top rated classes
Group folder image AJAX Interact with the Web server without page reloading View top rated classes

  Files folder image Screenshots  
File Role Description
Accessible without login Image file chat.jpg Screen Chat page
Accessible without login Image file index.jpg Screen home page

  Innovation Award  
PHP Programming Innovation award nominee
July 2006
Number 3

Prize: One subscription to the PDF edition of the magazine by PHP Architect
Chat applications are usually very interactive. Users exchange many messages, often very frequently.

Some Web based chat applications are a bit annoying, as they require frequent page reloading to update and display the messages that the users exchange.

Nowadays, using AJAX is an obvious approach to avoid unwanted page reloads. This class implements a AJAX based chat system precisely to take advantage of that possibility.

Manuel Lemos

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  Applications that use this package  
Live example 2
This is a new example of this chat with who is online.
Live example
I have made a live chat with some adds-on.. (email me to send you this one)
This is an implentation on a Bulgarian site
Yet Another Example
The prototype example

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File Role Description
Plain text file chat.php Class The Main Class
Plain text file chat.sql Data The SQL code
Plain text file refresh.php Aux. Retrieve data from class
Plain text file submit.php Aux. Submits data to the class
Plain text file index.php Example Example file

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