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  1. #1
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    Dec 2006
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    using a "loading" icon with PHP on a form submit

    I have a form submit which does a bit of work check if URLs are good URLs or not.. sometimes the form submission takes a few seconds before an output is resulted.

    I know in AJAX you can use a "loading" icon while the XHR occurs.

    for a PHP form submission:

    ... proces URL here
    are there any tricks in PHP where a 'loading' icon can be used and once the output is resulted the loading icon is replaced by the result output?

    I assume this can only be done client side (javascript).. just wondering if anyone happens to know something I new that I don't. (I am using PHP v5.xx)

  • #2
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    Irwin, PA
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    From what I know, there is no possible way to manipulate how fast PHP loads in the script that is executing to make a loading screen. It would have to be done, like you said, in something like Javascript. Maybe some type of function that, as the page loads, create a timer and while that timer clicks, show the load icon.

    Personally, I think it's dumb to make a loading icon. People want to navigate as quick as possible, they don't need to be delayed by a screen that is purposely loading slow.


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