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Created by Dr. Xi on August 21, 2007 21:25:58    Last update: January 10, 2011 22:19:09
You can grab some animated icons here: http://mentalized.net/activity-indicators/ . And here's some code to demonstrate how to use such an icon. <html> <head> <script language="JavaScript"... However, if you use Ajax and send a synchronous request, the icon won't show up at all, i.e., the following code doesn't work: function eventHandler() { startBusy(); ... This works: function eventHandler() { startBusy(); ...
Created by Dr. Xi on December 12, 2007 20:30:01    Last update: December 12, 2007 20:32:23
This is a script to tail a log file through the web browser. It uses AJAX, apache web server, mod_python, UNIX utilities tail (requires the --lines switch) and wc . The log file may reside on the web server or any other host accessible from the web server through SSH. Although it's written in python, it should be easy to port to other languages such as Perl. Apache httpd.conf : LoadModule python_module modules/mod_python.so ... Python script: import time, os from os.path import basename ...
Created by Dr. Xi on November 15, 2007 04:40:44    Last update: November 15, 2007 04:40:44
Here's some simple Ajax code. The Ajax response is delivered as XML with attributes and an array of data payloads contained in CDATA sections: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <ajax-re... And the JavaScript that does the Ajax magic: // ajax.js function ajaxGet(url, ajaxCallback) ... And the HTML test code: <html> <head> <script language="JavaScript"...