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jasonm
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: Grandville, MI USA
Insane since: Apr 2002

IP logged posted posted 04-03-2002 21:08 Edit Quote

Hello all!
Would any of you like to check out a chat room I made with Flash/PHP/MySQL? I am looking for any comments/suggestions you might have. It is at:
http://www.jasonmatteson.com/pfchat

thanks!
-j

GRUMBLE
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

IP logged posted posted 04-03-2002 21:37 Edit Quote

very cool!
so you are logging the chat with php/mysql?

jasonm
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: Grandville, MI USA
Insane since: Apr 2002

IP logged posted posted 04-03-2002 22:05 Edit Quote

No, I am using two seperate text files for the users and the actual text. BTW: it really isn't finished. it's just in the testing stage....just in case you were wondering why it looked so bad....

The MySQL is what stores the room information, and the bad word filter (did you try entering an explitive yet?). I have a single admin.php file that allows me to add/edit/delete rooms, edit the bad words I want to filter, etc...

Email me and we can chat!

-j (jasonm@jasonmatteson.com)

Steve
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Boston, MA, USA
Insane since: Apr 2000

IP logged posted posted 04-03-2002 23:04 Edit Quote

Aww man, I entered the PHP room just as jason had left!


Looks like the start of some cool thing. I don't know anything about network sockets - but I gather from your comments that each post is appended to a text file and Flash reloads the updated file?

Very neat - keep us up to date with developments!

GRUMBLE
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Omicron Persei 8
Insane since: Oct 2000

IP logged posted posted 04-04-2002 12:40 Edit Quote

i think jason always has just left.
no matter when you enter...

jasonm
Nervous Wreck (II) Inmate

From: Grandville, MI USA
Insane since: Apr 2002

IP logged posted posted 04-04-2002 13:18 Edit Quote

Thanks guys! I will definately keep you posted to new developments.

The reason it looks like I have always left is that the text file that holds the iteration information doesn't get totally erased; the last person that left in the room will have their "so-and-so left the room" text in the file. There's probably a better way to program it, but I haven't figured it out yet.

Steve: Yep, it's like that. In theory, a PHP/FLASH chat is fairly simple. I did an ASP/FLASH chat that was very similar except that in ASP you can use application level variables instead of text files to hold the iteration data (you could do the same with JSP). I found out, however, due to PHP being SOOO fast, using the text files gave better performance.

I have another question: How are you connecting to the chat? Modem? Cable? DSL? I was just curious as how it worked on slower connections.

::-:: j ::-::



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