Socket timeout not working with libUrl
sarahr at genesearch.com.au
Sun Jan 30 18:25:29 EST 2005
> My product pings the Web Photos Pro website to look for new versions.
> This works great when the computer the product's running on is
> connected to the internet, but it hangs for 60 seconds when there's no
> net connection.
> My code looks like this:
> set the socketTimeoutInterval to 5000
> put URL (getPhotoAlbumUrl() & "downloads/version_info.php") into
> Is there any way I can force a timeout after 5 seconds? Should I be
> using a non-blocking URL request? Should I be attempting to open a
> socket directly to do an initial "am I connected to the internet?"
> request, before making the URL request?
I would definitely use a non-blocking request, so the user won't even
notice if it is trying & failing.
Try something like:
set the socketTimeoutInterval to 5000
put (getPhotoAlbumUrl() & "downloads/version_info.php") into tURL
load tURL with message gotVersion
Then you need a "gotVersion" handler in the same object:
put URL (getPhotoAlbumUrl() & "downloads/version_info.php") into
-- check newVersion & do the usual stuff
Hope this helps,
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