How to interrupt a get URL http... command
bvlahos at mac.com
Tue Jan 12 01:27:57 CST 2010
Perfect. Thank you.
On Jan 11, 2010, at 10:14 PM, Scott Rossi wrote:
> In some of my stacks, I use "loadURL <URL>" to download a stack, and "unload
> url <URL>" to cancel an active download. I believe this will still work if
> the download hangs. I also use an animated indicator (to show things are
> active during the download) which is stopped as soon as a download is
> canceled or completed.
> Hope this helps.
> Scott Rossi
> Creative Director
> Tactile Media, UX Design
> Recently, Bill Vlahos wrote:
>> I issue a "get URL "http://..." command to load a very small file from the web
>> page. This usually behaves well and loads instantly even on slow network
>> connections because the http file. If there is good a good network connection
>> to the Internet it gets the download. If there isn't a connection at all it
>> downloads nothing and errors out well and if usually notifies the user very
>> However, I sometimes the Internet connection is either extremely slow or
>> otherwise problematic. In this case nothing appears to be happening until the
>> statement times out. Unfortunately waiting for it to time out takes a long
>> time to the user and I want to give them a chance to cancel it.
>> The Rev docs suggest using the "load" command instead. The Rev docs state
>> that "get URL" commands are blocking. The handler pauses until Rev is finished
>> accessing the URL. I would like to present a "Cancel download" button to the
>> user in the event it is taking too long. How do I configure this?
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