[mod_python] Query about client server interaction

Tim Parker (UK) tim.parker at intec-telecom-systems.com
Fri Jan 17 11:26:15 EST 2003

This is both a bit of understanding mod_python and also how CGI scripts in
general work, basically I have a long running query which can take up to a
minute or so to process, I want to return a page to the User immediately
saying what it is doing, ideally I would like this page to get updated
during the processing of the other operation.  And then when it has finished
the process it loads the resulting page on the Client.
I believe some of this is possible with server-push but this only works in
Netscape as far as I can tell.  Also I can load a temporary page and have a
refresh every few seconds which will check to see if the other process has
finished, but I was wondering if anyone knows of a clever way to achieve
this, ideally to have a dynamically updating page which checks the status of
the process and when it has finished loads the final page.
Thanks in advance for anyone who has any ideas on this.

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