Please wait.... message before the page load

Posted on 2003-11-05
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
Does anyone know how to show a "please wait..." message until the page load was finished?

I have an image button on a page called 'Take Test'. But loading of test page takes some time. So I want to show "Please wait loading" text above the image button.

Thanks in advance.
Question by:anandnerkar
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Expert Comment

ID: 9691640
here is something I found from Google, it seems to do what you want.


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Author Comment

ID: 9691765
Hey thanks for quick reply... but I dont want image preload code.

I have a page which has "Take test" image button. On click it starts to load a test i,e question pages. This page is very large so it takes time to download. So after button click I want to show 'Please wait....' text above the image button itself untill the question page load was finished.
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by:Saqib Khan
ID: 9691927

<title>Load Test</title>
function kk() {
document.getElementById("s").style.visibility = "visible"

<body topmargin="0" leftmargin="0" onLoad="kk()">
<div id="s" style="visibility:hidden">
<p><img border="0" name="ss" src="img1.jpg" width="800" height="600"></p>


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Expert Comment

by:Saqib Khan
ID: 9691933
so b/w the DIV tag is your Page Content.
And Customize your Loading.. message to anything you want.
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Accepted Solution

NetGroove earned 200 total points
ID: 9697033
Here is my proposal:

function showContent() {
  document.getElementById("wait").style.display = "none"
  document.getElementById("content").style.display = "block"
  window.document.title = "Content loaded.";
<body  onLoad="setTimeout('showContent()',5000)">
<div id=wait><center>
<img src="">
<div id="content" style="display:none;">
<H1>Some content</h1>

It hides the wait div after loading.

Change for your production this demo from this:
<body  onLoad="setTimeout('showContent()',5000)">

To this:
<body  onLoad="showContent()">

The five seconds are only for the demo wait time.

Good luck,


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