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hey all,

just wondering if ne one cud help me out wid a problem i am having.

what i wud like to do is redirect a user a an assesment page which starts a timer when it goes to this page. when the time is up ie 60mins the assesment page closes and goes back to the main page and the user is not allowed access to the assesment page and everything in the database is updated accordingly.

i no how to prevent the user from accessing this page again, but how can i start the timer as soon as the user is redirected and how wud i redirect back to the main page after 60 mins if the user has not finished the form?

any ideas/suggestions wud b v grateful!

Thanku v much in advance.

Ill.
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by:gator4life
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illinosis -

Just put the following line of JavaScript into the <head> of the page with the form:

window.setTimeout('window.location.href = \'insert main page's URL here\';', 3600000);

It sets a timer on the page that will fire the action (the first argument) when the timer limit (the second argument - in milliseconds) is reached.

Hope this helps.

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by:illinosis
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Hey Gator4life, will try out tmor, if it works (i hope it does) the points r urs!

Thanx once again.

Ill.
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NetWize earned 90 total points
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gator4life is right, at least if the User doesn't disable JavaScript...

The same thing can be done with a <meta>-Tag in HTML

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="3600;URL=http://the.main.page/">
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by:illinosis
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hey sorry i posted points v.late-have been v busy. thanx for all ure comments and helps, but NetWize was the method that i used. Thanku NetWize...

Ill.
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