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"Please Wait" graphic and text

Posted on 2007-03-21
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I have an ASP that roughly works like this:

if the URL request string ends in "/"
...
else if it does not end in "/" then:
  clear page by response flush and show wait graphic and text by response write
  download file via ftp component server-to-server
  reponse redirect to second asp, passing variables in request string
end if

Everything works as expected, except the please wait graphic/text is not shown until after the ftp component finishes downloading the file.  If I remove the ftp session code below the response.flush/response.write, the graphic and text is shown without delay.

I appreciate your assistance.
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Question by:ddrudik
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the problem is that response.redirect is supposed to be used only when nothing else has been written to the page.  it may work sometimes, but it is not designed to work that way.  the better way to do this would be to write your graphics and text and flush.  then do your download, and then response.write a small javascript function that loads the next page.  you may possibly need to flush again after writing this, im not sure on that.  give it a shot.

<script language="javacsript">
window.location = "nextpage.asp"
</script>
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Although that suggestion didn't work, I suspect you are partially correct in that the redirect also is failing after a perform response.write before the redirect.  I have read the many posts regarding buffering etc. but nothing seemed to be the solution in my case.
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so what is happening?
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I went the Javascript route using code from another source.  I will accept your answer to close out the question.
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