JsPush Adapter

Zend\ProgressBar\Adapter\JsPush is an adapter which let’s you update a progressbar in a browser via Javascript Push. This means that no second connection is required to gather the status about a running process, but that the process itself sends its status directly to the browser.

You can set the adapter options either via the set* methods or give an array or a Zend\Config\Config instance with options as first parameter to the constructor. The available options are:

  • updateMethodName: The JavaScript method which should be called on every update. Default value is Zend\ProgressBar\Update.
  • finishMethodName: The JavaScript method which should be called after finish status was set. Default value is NULL, which means nothing is done.

The usage of this adapter is quite simple. First you create a progressbar in your browser, either with JavaScript or previously created with plain HTML. Then you define the update method and optionally the finish method in JavaScript, both taking a json object as single argument. Then you call a webpage with the long-running process in a hidden iframe or object tag. While the process is running, the adapter will call the update method on every update with a json object, containing the following parameters:

  • current: The current absolute value
  • max: The max absolute value
  • percent: The calculated percentage
  • timeTaken: The time how long the process ran yet
  • timeRemaining: The expected time for the process to finish
  • text: The optional status message, if given

Basic example for the client-side stuff

This example illustrates a basic setup of HTML, CSS and JavaScript for the JsPush adapter

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<div id="zend-progressbar-container">
    <div id="zend-progressbar-done"></div>
</div>

<iframe src="long-running-process.php" id="long-running-process"></iframe>
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#long-running-process {
    position: absolute;
    left: -100px;
    top: -100px;

    width: 1px;
    height: 1px;
}

#zend-progressbar-container {
    width: 100px;
    height: 30px;

    border: 1px solid #000000;
    background-color: #ffffff;
}

#zend-progressbar-done {
    width: 0;
    height: 30px;

    background-color: #000000;
}
function Zend\ProgressBar\Update(data)
{
    document.getElementById('zend-progressbar-done').style.width =
         data.percent + '%';
}

This will create a simple container with a black border and a block which indicates the current process. You should not hide the iframe or object by display: none;, as some browsers like Safari 2 will not load the actual content then.

Instead of creating your custom progressbar, you may want to use one of the available JavaScript libraries like Dojo, jQuery etc. For example, there are:

Note

Interval of updates

You should take care of not sending too many updates, as every update has a min-size of 1kb. This is a requirement for the Safari browser to actually render and execute the function call. Internet Explorer has a similar limitation of 256 bytes.

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