I've to write a PHP page that does a shitload of stuff. It could take
over a minute.
For obvious reasons (as in, a reload in the middle of the procedure would
screw things up), I've been asked to have a progress meter, saying when
each stage is done, to keep users happy.
Only, I'm not sure that can be done without something like streaming
flash. Which I've no idea how to even start doing (though I have noticed
that Apache does have a mod_flash or somesuch).
Is there a nice way to stream HTML to a page, and have it update ? I'd
really love to see an example of this.
The other way I *could* do it is using meta-refresh, and each step along
the way, refresh the page with different query args. Sounds simple, but
I'm sure I could screw it up.
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