[thelist] loading page

Jay Blanchard jblanchard at pocket.com
Tue Apr 25 10:31:23 CDT 2006

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.

Have you tried output buffering to flush content to the screen during
processing? http://www.php.net/ob_start

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