I would like to allow a set of users to be able to submit a form on one page, and then it would cause an event to trigger on another page. For example:

Submit Page: Includes the form, the user submits the form

Alerts Page: Displays information from the form on every instance of the page that is open across the world.

So I am basically sending a live message to that page, but I have no idea how to go about doing this, I am experienced in web design but have never done this sort of thing before. I assumed you could not use sockets as this would need the users IP that is viewing the page and I want everyone viewing that page to have the text appear. Not sure what sort of system I need to use/how I go about doing this.

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    I would use websockets. I don't work in php so don't know an answer but googling for 'websockets php' brings up a lot of resources. – Scott Mildenberger Mar 25 at 22:11
  • If the users with the page open do not need the update to occur in the same few seconds that its send by the first user (like how a chat client works), then the easiest path would be to have the open pages do AJAX polling every so often to look for new alerts to be displayed. – Graham Mar 26 at 14:26
  • How to do it is a fairly too broad question. Where to start a simpler one to answer. Something for you to start with Push technology and Pull technology – Laiv Mar 26 at 15:01

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