[ic] Please wait while your request is processed

Mark Johnson markj@redhat.com
Thu, 15 Mar 2001 10:43:58 -0500

cfm@maine.com wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 14, 2001 at 09:15:16PM -0800, Dan B wrote:
> > I have a metric ton of IML code that I would like to process in a visually
> > aesthetic way.  How do I write a page so that it goes something like this:
> >
> > Please wait while your request is processed...
> >
> > -->(tons of code that takes 5+ seconds to complete goes here)<--
> >
> > ...Done.  Thank you for your patience, you will now be forwarded to ...
> >
> > [bounce ...]

All the IC processing will occur before the buffer is returned to vlink
(though it seems there's some way to force a flush that I can't
remember). However, you can always use good ol' html to solve your
problem, with a little restructuring of your messaging system.

We thank you for your patience while your request is processed...
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=[area bouncepage]">

Put the 5 seconds of code in 'bouncepage' along with whatever info you
were planning on having on the page that you previously were
[bounce]'ing to.

Mark Johnson
Senior Developer - Professional Services
Red Hat, Inc.
E-Business Solutions