Do I need some sort of algorithm in my chat system ? So far I have in my page I'm building turned out to be a "what's your status" type of feature, like FaceBook has... I didn't mean for that although I can use that for status updates... but it still isn't working properly because I have it in a session variable so when the user comes back to the status post from the user is no where to be found. I am still stuck on creating the chat system. Does anyone know where to make a chat system from scratch using PHP ? I have looked on the web and youtube but I only found some ajax and jquery for making a chat system, but I am learning php and not ajax and jquery. Or can someone explain how code for a chat system works. I tried using a for loop but it outputs just one post for the length of the message was. Or do I need php socket library for this chat system ?
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