Re: Slow HTTP Responses

Charles Henrich (
Thu, 13 Jan 1994 18:34:36 -0500 (EST)

> This sort of thing becomes VERY important for any sort of
> long database search. As forms really take off I expect to
> see more and more long searches, some indication of server
> progress is important, even if its nothing more that a message
> saying: Still processing.

You are absolutely correct! I happen to be one of those folks that dont trust
computers at all, if I dont see output, something is probably broken.
Especially for long searches, or other activites that are take a fair amount of
time, the server should be able to send a simple message "Yup, Im still here,
still working, gimme another 15 minutes"


Charles Henrich Michigan State University