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I am working on a kiosk system that is driven by apache. After 5
minutes I want system to go back to the default page. I recall
seeing, and maybe even using some tag, I think it might have been a
meta data tag to tell the web browser to goto a curtain page after a
given period of time. What is the best way to do that in this day and
age?

Feb 12 '07 #1
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Rik
<ca******@gmail.comwrote:
I am working on a kiosk system that is driven by apache. After 5
minutes I want system to go back to the default page. I recall
seeing, and maybe even using some tag, I think it might have been a
meta data tag to tell the web browser to goto a curtain page after a
given period of time. What is the best way to do that in this day and
age?

First of all, do not trust it to happen, it's easily blocked.
You could do this (redirect after 300 seconds):

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="300;url=http://example.com">

Or javascript:
function redirect(){
window.location = "http://example.com/";
}
setTimeout(redirect,300000);

Never, ever trust this for any security whatsoever.
--
Rik Wasmus
Feb 12 '07 #2
On Feb 12, 2:32 pm, Rik <luiheidsgoe...@hotmail.comwrote:
<carto...@gmail.comwrote:
I am working on a kiosk system that is driven by apache. After 5
minutes I want system to go back to the default page. I recall
seeing, and maybe even using some tag, I think it might have been a
meta data tag to tell the web browser to goto a curtain page after a
given period of time. What is the best way to do that in this day and
age?

First of all, do not trust it to happen, it's easily blocked.
You could do this (redirect after 300 seconds):

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="300;url=http://example.com">

Or javascript:
function redirect(){
window.location = "http://example.com/";
}
setTimeout(redirect,300000);

Never, ever trust this for any security whatsoever.
Rik,

Even in a kiosk system where the web browser is running full screen
and the only input device the user has is a mouse? This is the
oooooonly situations I am concerned about;) When this site runs on a
non kiosk machine, I could care less if it resets or not;)

Thanks a million for your help!
Feb 12 '07 #3
Rik
On Mon, 12 Feb 2007 23:05:33 +0100, <ca******@gmail.comwrote:
On Feb 12, 2:32 pm, Rik <luiheidsgoe...@hotmail.comwrote:
><carto...@gmail.comwrote:
After 5
minutes I want system to go back to the default page.

First of all, do not trust it to happen, it's easily blocked.
You could do this (redirect after 300 seconds):

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="300;url=http://example.com">

Or javascript:
function redirect(){
window.location = "http://example.com/";
}
setTimeout(redirect,300000);

Never, ever trust this for any security whatsoever.

Even in a kiosk system where the web browser is running full screen
and the only input device the user has is a mouse? This is the
oooooonly situations I am concerned about;) When this site runs on a
non kiosk machine, I could care less if it resets or not;)

If you control the browser, it shouldn't be a problem.
--
Rik Wasmus
Feb 12 '07 #4
ca******@gmail.com wrote:
On Feb 12, 2:32 pm, Rik <luiheidsgoe...@hotmail.comwrote:
><carto...@gmail.comwrote:
>>I am working on a kiosk system that is driven by apache. After 5
minutes I want system to go back to the default page. I recall
seeing, and maybe even using some tag, I think it might have been a
meta data tag to tell the web browser to goto a curtain page after a
given period of time. What is the best way to do that in this day and
age?
First of all, do not trust it to happen, it's easily blocked.
You could do this (redirect after 300 seconds):

<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="300;url=http://example.com">

Or javascript:
function redirect(){
window.location = "http://example.com/";
}
setTimeout(redirect,300000);

Never, ever trust this for any security whatsoever.

Rik,

Even in a kiosk system where the web browser is running full screen
and the only input device the user has is a mouse? This is the
oooooonly situations I am concerned about;) When this site runs on a
non kiosk machine, I could care less if it resets or not;)
Do you also need the previous user's history to be removed?
Feb 12 '07 #5

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