it planned to be a service tied into AOL instant messenger through the AIM-expressions (aim 5.0+) system. Content to appear in a regular browsers window and in the IM-side window.
The IM side window is a IE 4.0+ window attached to the left of the IM window. When a user downloads my 'aim-expression' plugin, this IM side window automatically displays a specific page or image of my choosing (a standard generic url stored in the plug in data.)
The page displayed in that IM side window would have to be able to recognize a logged in user and gather info, either from MySQL or via cookie, which pretains to a specific users preferences, which in turn effect the displayed content of this IM side window.
What this means, basically, is that i need a way automatically have the users session be resumed once one of these IM-side windows pop up.
I'm sure i lost just about everyone by now. If you made it this far you may as well take a victory lap.
if someone is feelin all mother theresa'ish, i 'd love to chat with anyone willing to talk at some length about it. Its a pretty harsh initiation for my first php/mysql project... i just need i push-start i think.