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Simply changing the cursor state has no semantic meaning. What exactly are you trying to accomplish? If you just don't want users clicking anything after they click a submit button for a long operation, your best bet is to take down the whole page before submitting your long request. If that's not suitable, Eric had some great suggestions. hth, bear