[thelist] BIIIIIG tables - HTML or ASP Limitation?

martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com
Thu Apr 5 06:34:29 CDT 2001

Memo from Martin P Burns of PricewaterhouseCoopers

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And this is what non-parsed headers are for. Essentially, the server
will send out the HTML as it gets it, rather than waiting for it all back
the db, working out how big it is and so on.

I've got an old CGI emailmerge script which works like this - because
sending out emails isn't going to be fast enough, it generates a report
while it's doing it, 100 (or so) records at a time.


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if it's "IE timed out trying to open the page" that means that the script
taking so long to do something without sending any output to the browser
that the browser "gives up" thinking maybe the server died.  If that's the
case, the solution is to put something in your loop that occasionally sends
SOMETHING to the browser (even an empty comment) so that the browser
give up.

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