providing feedback to users

I have an application which does some time-consuming work after a form is submitted. I'd like to have a little message saying "please wait" but I'm not sure how to implement that.

I'm thinking somehow you have to send a page to the browser from the method that is being called by the form. Sounds like a basic thing but I'm kind of new to RoR.

Any ideas?


It can by manage if you you using AJAX, and it's many ways to do it, there one:

just show some <div id='waiter' style='dislpay:none'>pleas wait</div> on 'ajax start' event and hide this one on 'ajax end' event.

If you choose jqure ( it would look like:

$("#loading").ajaxStart(function(){    $(this).show(); });

("#loading").ajaxStop(function(){       $(this).hide();       });

Thank you. I implemented something similar to what you described and got it to work. Many thanks.