[thelist] loading page

John Handelaar john at userfrenzy.com
Tue Apr 25 10:46:55 CDT 2006

Marshall Wood wrote:
> I have a few php reports that I have created and they can take
> anywhere from 5-10 minutes to load/finish, the results are solid and
> everything is tighened up in the script so now I am looking at what to
> do with the blank page that appears for the 5-10 until the page is
> finished loading.
> I have tried the PHP loading scripts, and that isn't really working
> very well, when I run it on windows its fine, when I run it on the
> server the script never updates so I stopped using that.  I have
> thought about outputting the results to their own html page and then
> when the script is finshed redirecting them to that page and just
> putting some bogus loading animation, a dancing monkey comes to mind.
> Anyone else have some thoughts about how to amuse people while they
> wait for their report to load.

How about running the report by cron every X minutes
and outputting to a static file?  That way the delay
is eaten by the server, not the user.

John Handelaar

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