[Pdx-pm] Making web pages that display "working on your request"

Randal L. Schwartz merlyn at stonehenge.com
Thu Aug 2 14:27:06 PDT 2007

>>>>> "Kevin" == Kevin Scaldeferri <kevin at scaldeferri.com> writes:

Kevin> Right.  It looks like your code example leaves the session id in the
Kevin> URL.  So, once the whole thing is complete, if someone copies the URL
Kevin> or bookmarks it, it includes that.

Yeah, and they SHOULD NOT bookmark that.  It's a unique page in the universe
that means something only for a while.  If they *do* bookmark it, they get
what they deserve.

Kevin>  Then when they return later, after
Kevin> the cache expires, the program concludes "something is wrong" and
Kevin> displays the form to them, rather than rerunning the query.

Well, it's a small matter of programming to fix *that*.  Haven't you
ever let a query sit too long in the middle of a session, and then come
back later to find "your session has timed out... please start over"?

Seems perfectly sensible to me.

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