Any way to show progress while an ON-REV page is processing a script?

jacques CLAVEL jacques.clavel at gmail.com
Tue Aug 9 17:20:16 EDT 2011


Bruce,

For a similar application I'm using HttpRequest (JavaScript) in a loop to
send as many requests as lines to process. JavaScript handles the responses
and and fill the list in the browser, no need of progress bar.

http://www.w3schools.com/dom/dom_httprequest.asp

Jacques

2011/8/8 Bruce Pokras <bruceap at comcast.net>

> Mike,
>
> Thanks for your reply. The input page has a form into which a user types or
> pastes a list of patents. Upon clicking "Submit" the form POSTS the list to
> the .lc page for processing. For each patent in the list, the script of the
> .ic page sends a query to a European Patent Office server. The script then
> formats the response from the server for each patent as a row in a table. At
> the end of the processing the table is displayed. For a long list of patents
> this could take a while. So I am looking for some way for the .lc page to
> display the progress of its going through the list.
>
> Regards,
>
> Bruce
>
> On Aug 6, 2011, at 1:58 PM, Michael Kann wrote:
>
> > Bruce,
> >
> > I'm working on something similar. When you write that you have a "list of
> patent numbers processed by a .lc or .irev page" do you mean that you are
> going out to fetch the patents each time, or will all the data be on your
> server? The reason I ask is if the data is on your server it might be better
> to attack the user delay in your code, rather than work on a progress bar.
> >
> > For example, I'm presenting 993 titles of videos; all in a similar
> format, but the whole list is different each time. When I started out it
> took about 6 seconds from button click to the list appearing. After setting
> up a poor man's index and retooling a few loops I've gotten the return trip
> down to about 50 milliseconds -- good enough for government work.
> >
> > Mike
> >
> >
> > --- On Sat, 8/6/11, Bruce Pokras <bruceap at comcast.net> wrote:
> >
> > From: Bruce Pokras <bruceap at comcast.net>
> > Subject: Any way to show progress while an ON-REV page is processing a
> script?
> > To: "How to use LiveCode" <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
> > Date: Saturday, August 6, 2011, 11:46 AM
> >
> > I have a form that uses POST to get a list of patent numbers processed by
> a .lc or .irev page. Right now, the whole list has to be processed before
> the user sees that anything has happened. In my case, once all the patent
> numbers have been processed, the user will see a page of tables with
> information about each patent. In my revlet version of this process, it was
> easy to have a field display the progress of the processing with 1 of 20, 2
> of 20, 3 of 20, etc. being displayed in a field as the processing of each
> patent took place.
> >
> > Is there any way to display a progress indicator while the .lc or .irev
> page is processing the patent numbers? I have tried a couple of things, such
> as having a separate "put" command for each patent, but nothing is displayed
> until all of the patents have been processed.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Bruce Pokras
> > Blazing Dawn Software
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