Periodical updates with CGI

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    Periodical updates with CGI

    Remember the first chatrooms that used CGI? They'd update themselves automatically every 5-10 seconds or so. Does anyone know how exactly they do this?

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    There is a META tag that allows you to refresh every so often but I believe that's new - there is also the javascript reload() function but if it's CGI it was most likely a Server Variable that allowed them to refresh the page or session every so many seconds.
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    I had one idea but I'm not sure if it works. I set up event handling to run some kind of refresh function that I write my self, every time the clock shows 10 seconds has passed. Can I do that?

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