Yeah, I'm afraid it might get a bit too complex. We didn't create the web database here. I think they use php but I'm not up on web tech at all. The best way I thought it might work is if my script could create the same file or entry that the form does and just bypass that form altogether. That's probably way over my head though.
The thing is, developping something like this would be an amazing tool for a lot of people out there. You could even sell it if it was solid enough. I think it would be worth a shot. Is there a way for you to find out what the database is made of ? Or maybe I could implement one myself, that way we could collaborate and try to set this thing up. I'm pretty busy, so we be a bit slow, but why not. I have the possibility to install unlimited SQL databases at one of my hosts, and I think he should be running the latest flavor of PHP.
One thing that would be nice is this though. How can I get the script to open a browser and a web page? The least I could do is bring up the web form for the user. I've looked at the socket object a bit but it doesn't say anything about actually opening a browser.
Hmm, I wonder is this isn't more about having a script talk to an application, which would probably require a call to another script, hence an applescript on the mac, or a DOS shell script on Windows. This is a bit tricky as I suspect that even though you can use these to send scripts to AE, I'm not sure you can go the other way. Unless you can make it a post-render action.
Anyways, I think this is worth looking into. I'll check with my web coding friends what they think of this problem.