Re: Automatic Page Updates

Frans Stekelenburg (
Fri, 13 Jan 1995 10:40:25 +0100

On Thu, 12 Jan 1995, Bill Allocca wrote:

> Request/Responce paradigm it can not be made a function of the Server
> (actually it could, but it would also require client modifications and
> would be far more complex)."
> Are there any additional thoughts on this question?

It might be handy if client software contained an option Refresh Current Page
or a Refresh Hotlist, in which the user can set the interval between
every refresh (the -reload- the browser actually will make).

So that would be server independend. An extra possibillity would be to
have a keywoard refresh that, if used in a html pagem sets of this
Refresh option and asks the user automatically if he wants to refresh and
if so with which interval (add to refresh hotlist?).

With the Refresh Hotlist (or History) a user would be able to pre-define
the refresh action taken, when getting to a certain page.

Uhm, this is just some 'wild'idea of mine, wonder if it makes sence... :-)