This is the tag I have been trying to auto-refresh //osCommerce tag FYI
<span id="cartInfo"></span>

with this script imbedded within the page that call the header file which ownes that tag
$(document).ready(function() {
}, 3000);
$.ajaxSetup({ cache: false });

I dont need to populate the tag with outside pge data just need it to re-populate itself with information stored in the database.