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Old January 29th, 2004, 06:40 AM
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Default time delay

Is it possible, to make a time delay within asp, what i want to do is for the script to run, and display an update complete message, wait for about three to four seconds and then run a vb script function: window.history.back();

can i do this, and if so can you help?


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window.history.back() will run on the client side, its nothing to do with asp.

Simplest way is to use the client-side JS function setTimeout() to run the window.history.back() command. For a 3 second delay after the page has loaded in the browser, the syntax would be:
<body onload="setTimeout('window.history.back()', 3000);">
Old January 29th, 2004, 05:16 PM
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Right after you post a message (or do one of many other operations on this forum) you get an operation completed message. Within several seconds you are sent back to where you were. If you are quick enough, you can view the HTML source of the page and see how it's done. You'll find buried in the HTML a tag that looks something like this:

    <meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="2; URL=http://p2p.wrox.com/">

Usually this is in the <head> tag but it works in newer browsers in other places. (Perhaps it's always worked outside of the <head> tag, but the <head> tag is the most appropriate place for it.)

That will also perform a timed redirect.

Work smarter, not harder.

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