Tip

Visual indicator of submitted Web form

Very often when you submit a document for processing, it takes some time to run an agent and display next page. Some users get frustrated because they don't know if the document is being processed. This is a quick tip to display animated graphics while your agent is running.

First create DIV tag with 
the target to the graphic of your choice
(check graphic below as an example)

<div id="img" style=
"position:absolute ;visibility = hidden">
<img src="
 http://ioat.indianawebacademy.org/images
/progressBar.gif "> </div>


After in the action button call 
showTimeBar() function and your are
 ready submit your form

function showTimeBar()
{
 width = document.body.clientWidth;
 height = document.body.clientHeight;
 Hoffset = img.offsetHeight;
 Woffset = img.offsetWidth;
 img.style.left = (width-Woffset)/2;
 img.style.top = (height-Hoffset)/2;
 img.style.visibility = "visible";
}


You can also change cursor to hourglass by :

 document.body.style.cursor='wait'

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This was first published in April 2005

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