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Re^2: Sleep - settle an argument?

by ultranerds (Friar)
on Sep 20, 2012 at 13:19 UTC ( #994662=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Sleep - settle an argument?
in thread Sleep - settle an argument?

>>IIRC, most browsers of old would not start rendering the document until it had been fully transmitted from the server and the connection closed, so a sleep() in a CGI would just make the connection appear to "hang" while unnecessarily eating up resources on the web server. <<<

Thanks, that was what I was thinking of - although I could swear than when I used it in a browser run script in my very early years, it simply ignored the sleep and run as normal - but my memory isn't as good as it used to be! (not good for a 28 year old to be saying ;))

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