Easiest way to do it is by using frames.
Have a hidden frame that updates a text box on the main page using
And when the background process is finished, the hidden frame can update
the whole main page.
"John P. Looney" wrote:
>> 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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