Using "Send Partial" with WebSTAR 4 and Applescript CGIs
If you want to send responses from your Applescript CGIs in pieces (eg.
if you are doing some time consuming processing and want to let the client know
that the script has not stalled), here is an example script. Click, copy, and
paste into your favorite script editor. As with all Applescript CGIs, save as an
applet and check [Keep Open] and [Never Show Startup Screen].
The meat of the script is as follows:
on DoSendData(connectionID, moreToSend, theData)
tell application "WebSTAR 4.3"
send partial theData connection connectionID more moreToSend
You must, as always, return a full http response header. There appears to be no
need for a return command.
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My thanks to Wayne Walrath, and the WebSTAR-DEV list, for helping me finally
figure this out.