[Tutor] Timer on CGI

Adam Cripps kabads at gmail.com
Tue Sep 20 07:39:40 CEST 2005

On 9/19/05, Alan Gauld <alan.gauld at btinternet.com> wrote:
> > 1. I want to store the results in a mySQL database - I've done
> > this
> > kind of thing before using PHP - are there any good tutorial
> > resources
> > for using mysql with python?
> There is a generic DB API howto document and I have a database
> topic in my tutor which uses SQLite but the basic principles
> are identical you just load a different driver...
> > 2. Today the children asked if they could be timed when they
> > complete
> > the problem. Is there any way of knowing how long they spent
> > completing the task?
> You should be able to store the time of page display and
> submission
> as hidden fields. Javascript might be the easiest way to do this
> using the onLoad event. Then get the difference in times when
> they
> hit submit and pass the elapsed time as a hidden field for the
> to pick up and display. Alternatively just pass the onLoad time
> when submit is called and do the calculations at the CGI, but
> then you get network transit and server queuing times added...

Thanks to all for suggestions and link - will look at this and
probably come back for more help!


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