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Answer: How can I selectively refresh part of a page?

by audreyt (Hermit)
on Jul 28, 2000 at 20:49 UTC ( #24905=categorized answer: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Q&A > CGI programming > How can I selectively refresh part of a page? - Answer contributed by audreyt

If the "part of the page" which needs to be updated can actually be a separate page embedded within the larger page, use an IFRAME. Its source (URL) can then be a server-side component producing the dynamic content, with a REFRESH set to your desired interval.

Alternatively...
There's multipart/x-mixed-replace. Here is some pretty good background and tutorial: server push with javascript Also read about COMET.

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