[Backgroundrb-devel] Progress update for non-JavaScript users

P. Mark Anderson mark at martianrover.com
Wed Dec 27 15:01:54 EST 2006


This is tangential to the topic, but under what circumstances are we  
to bother with the few Javascript impaired?

More on topic, what happens when an iframe has a <meta http- 
equiv="refresh" content="5">?

pmark






On Dec 27, 2006, at 5:54 AM, Mark Somerville wrote:

> Hi there,
>
> I'm running BackgrounDRb for importing some large files into our  
> system. It's
> very nice and we're able to use a simple JavaScript call to  
> periodically
> provide progress messages to the user and, ultimately, success or  
> failure
> messages.
>
> How are people relaying progress and/or results messages back to  
> users who
> don't have JavaScript enabled?
>
> Pretty much the only solution I can think of is to, on each  
> request, check if
> the current user has an import going on and, if so, fetch the  
> status and
> display it somewhere. Is this how most people are doing it? Or am I  
> missing
> something obvious? Any thoughts appreciated.
>
> Thanks a lot,
>
> Mark
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