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Returning an html screen before initiating another process,

Donna Reschke
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I am trying to kick-off a process from a web page. I want the browser to immediately return a screen that says the process has been initiated. I don't want it to have to wait for the process to end before returning a screen to the user. So how do I do this? When the user clicks the submit button, a void method is called in my servlet. I set up my return html file name and try to flush that back to the browser. Then I call a separate class to begin my process. Obviously this isn't working as I thought it would. Instead of returning the html screen immediately, it sits there and waits for the process to end. Can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong?
Thanks, Donna
[ October 04, 2006: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]
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See this example (long running process) graciously provided by Ben Souther.


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