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Re: Stopping on the web!

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Justin Case
January 26, 2001 05:27
Re: Stopping on the web!
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C K wrote:
> If named webcheck.cgi, it allows online execution, verbose html printout
> as it checks a site, and termination via the browser's stop button
> Do you know how I can catch the user's cancellation via pressing the stop
> button or exiting the browser?  Can one even do this?

Why make your users wait?

I have a spider program (using perl and libwww) that you start with your
browser, but then you go away and come back later to see the results, which are
written to a file. That way, if you have a big web site and it takes hours or
days to check it, the user does not have to tie up their browser the whole time.

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