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Hi all,

I have a website where users login to and I wish to add Instant Messenger
between 2 users.. for instance, clicking "IM" on someone's profile (assuming
they're online of course) will prompt the other user if they wish to chat or
not.. if they do.. initiate 1-on-1 chat.

I've seen it done on faceparty.com which I believe uses DigiChat (java).
Unfortunately it's too expensive to purchase so I wish to develop a
simplistic version of IM for use on my site.

My main problem is, I cannot seem to work out how faceparty.com prompts the
other user if they wish to chat.. the page does not refresh, it has some
javascript embedded in there but I cannot find anything relevant to
prompting the user that another user has requested a chat session.

Does anyone have any ideas how its done? I am bamboozled.

Cheers,
Peter.

Jul 20 '05 #1
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Peter wrote:
Hi all,

I have a website where users login to and I wish to add Instant Messenger
between 2 users.. for instance, clicking "IM" on someone's profile (assuming
they're online of course) will prompt the other user if they wish to chat or
not.. if they do.. initiate 1-on-1 chat.

I've seen it done on faceparty.com which I believe uses DigiChat (java).
Unfortunately it's too expensive to purchase so I wish to develop a
simplistic version of IM for use on my site.

My main problem is, I cannot seem to work out how faceparty.com prompts the
other user if they wish to chat.. the page does not refresh, it has some
javascript embedded in there but I cannot find anything relevant to
prompting the user that another user has requested a chat session.

Does anyone have any ideas how its done? I am bamboozled.


A Java app might open a socket for communication...?

See http://manuel.kiessling.net/projects/software/arsc/

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Mark.
http://tranchant.plus.com/
Jul 20 '05 #2

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