Mike,

Nate Andelin and I worked on this a while ago, and I use it several
places on my site:

http://archive.midrange.com/web400/200307/msg00045.html

Works well when your request is "interactive" -- when you don't
want/can't do a round trip to the server.  When you're submitting a
job, we the same sort of thing as in Bruce's second recommendation.

One caveat to the refresh/resubmit...  You'll get a whole bunch of
hits on that refreshed page in your server logs.  If you send server
log analysis to your marketing department (like I do), you'll have to
explain it.

Mike E.

On 12/8/05, Mike Burdette <Mike.Burdette@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I have a bill payment web site which has a payment information form
> (credit card number, expiration date, etc...) on a page which stays
> displayed after the user clicks "Submit Payment". The confirmation page is
> not shown until the transaction has completed which may take as long as
> 10- seconds. I am having trouble with users clicking a second time and
> submitting two payments.
>
> I am assuming that I could just redirect the browser to the "Please
> wait...." page while the credit card processes the request, but how will
> that page know that the credit card process is done and send the browser
> to the confirmation page? I know that a lot of sites do this, but can't
> figure out how it works. I am using Java servlet technology.
>
> TIA
>
>
> Mike
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