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Re: Re: (joealba) 1 hour cgi script?

by joealba (Hermit)
on Nov 28, 2001 at 09:30 UTC ( #128004=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: (joealba) 1 hour cgi script?
in thread Detect Stop Button

Well, cron jobs can run at any interval.. once a minute, once an hour, once a month... You just make the best choice for the application.

There is still no good reason for a CGI script to run for 1 hour. Leaving a browser window tied up for that long is a Bad Idea, especially when a browser timeout will stop this lengthy report from running.

The process could maybe be started through a CGI script, forked off, and then e-mail the user when it is complete. But, it shouldn't sit there running.

TMTOWTDI, but a 1 hour CGI script is the wrong way.

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