mail send alert to user

I believe that google actually refreshes periodically - not the html page, but gmail is basically one big javascript framework so it amounts to the same thing.

anyway, what you can do is create a periodic call to the server - every 10 seconds, 30 seconds, whatever - to check if there is a new entry - if there is no new entry, do nothing (user doesn’t experience anything) - if there is new entry you can insert the new entry using page.insert instead of reloading the entire page. you can also update a section showing when last the page was updated.

that would be my suggestion, but I am sure there are other people who can suggest alternatives

regards ivor