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Problem with page refresh

I am passing variables in to my page using the url variable. When I refresh the page manually (F5) this works fine but when the page refreshes using the meta refresh the variables are not passed and the page is blank.I have tried putting <cfoutput> tags round the meta refresh but it produces an error.

This is the meta refresh:
<meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="240;url=http://server/frame_sets/Customers.cfm?Router=#url.Router#&TimeSpan=#url.TimeSpan#">

When the page is first called, the variables are passed from a Form on the previous page.
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meverestCommented:
can you verify that the url appears correctly in the browser location field and that the meta tag is properly wrapped in cfoutput?

cheers.
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nidoAuthor Commented:
If I put <cfoutput> tags round the meta refresh I get the following error:

An error occurred while evaluating the expression: #url.Router#

What do you mean by 'browser location field'?
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bigbadbCommented:
so when you refresh the page the first time you should use form.router not url.router  It may be easy to just drop the prefix that way you can just set router = #router# on the refresh.  Try this
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samphiCommented:
Hi,

If your uses type "POST" change your URL for FORM, for the variable ROUTER.

But if "GET" uses URL.

Yes, bigbadb "just set router = #router#" works.

Attention, don't uses spaces on your variables. (replaces by %20)

Hope that help.

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bigbadbCommented:
samhi

Thanks for basically restating my comment as an answer

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nidoAuthor Commented:
I have tried dropping the url and passing #Router# as well as using #form.router# but neither work. Any idea why it won't accept the <cfoutput> tags?
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bigbadbCommented:
it works with the cfoutput tags or not
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nidoAuthor Commented:
I'm still getting a blank page when dropping the url:

<meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="240;url=http://server/frame_sets/Customers.cfm?Router=#Router#&TimeSpan=#TimeSpan#">
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nathansCommented:
What are you trying to this for exactly?
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meverestCommented:
>If I put <cfoutput> tags round the meta refresh I get the following error:

that implies that you are not passing the right variables.  although using just #router# should work, try the following explicit assignment:

<cfif isdefined('url.router')>
<meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="240;url=http://server/frame_sets/Customers.cfm?Router=#url.Router#&TimeSpan=#url.TimeSpan#">
<cfelse>
<meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="240;url=http://server/frame_sets/Customers.cfm?Router=#form.Router#&TimeSpan=#form.TimeSpan#">
</cfif>

>What do you mean by 'browser location field'?

i refer to the box where you type the url into the browser - on netscape it is called 'location' on ie it is called 'address'

cheers.





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meverestCommented:
oh, i should have also said to wrap it all in cfoutput...

<cfoutput>
<cfif isdefined('url.router')>
<meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="240;url=http://server/frame_sets/Customers.cfm?Router=#url.Router#&TimeSpan=#url.TimeSpan#">
<cfelse>
<meta http-equiv="Refresh" content="240;url=http://server/frame_sets/Customers.cfm?Router=#form.Router#&TimeSpan=#form.TimeSpan#">
</cfif>
</cfoutput>

cheers.
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nidoAuthor Commented:
meverest

I've tried your code but still get a blank page when it refreshes, it doesn't produce an error on the <cfoutput> tags though. The fields are correctly passed to the browser location field.
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nidoAuthor Commented:
I was forgetting to apply this code to both pages in the frame so it now works, thanks!
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