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

Eden Li eden.li at gmail.com
Wed Dec 27 19:04:48 EST 2006


You'll probably never run into a Javascript-impaired browser, but
you'll find that a lot of your users (especially those who are
security-minded) will be running Javascript-DISabled browsers.  Note
the popularity of the Firefox plugin noscript:
http://www.noscript.net/whats

On 12/27/06, P. Mark Anderson <mark at martianrover.com> wrote:
> 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">?
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> pmark
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> On Dec 27, 2006, at 5:54 AM, Mark Somerville wrote:
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> > 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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