On Fri, 2009-05-01 at 10:42 -0400, Dan Joseph wrote:
> On Fri, May 1, 2009 at 10:40 AM, Robert Cummings <rob...@interjinn.com>wrote:
> > On Fri, 2009-05-01 at 10:34 -0400, Dan Joseph wrote:
> > >
> > > Ajax unfortunately isn't an option in this particular case.
> >
> > Why? Maybe you're thinking about it wrong.
> >
> >
> Maybe, I'm open to suggestions:
> Here's the basic way the application works.   main index renders, javascript
> runs to create an iframe, and set the src='phpfile.php' that runs in a
> continuous loop.  it connects to the server, and then listens for output.
> Disconnecting from the server isn't an option at all, or else the
> application will not function properly.  It needs to have the constant
> "stream" to the server.
> Is there a better solution for this?

I presume your backend script is running something that passes the data
to the browser un-interrupted... maybe a shell script? You can wrap this
in popen() or proc_open() and read the output as you would a file. This
can then be queued for consumption by an AJAX script.

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