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Clicking a link while cursor is in wait (hour glass)

 
B Bhutta
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Hi,
I do a post on my html page using a javascript and before submitting the form I change the style of cursor to wait (i.e. changing the shape of mouse to a an hourglass) . However, even in wait condition (hourglss) one can still click the links! Becuase in hourglass condition, one can move the cursor to any link and it changes its shape. Is there any way that we can avoid and user can't click on link once they submitted the form.
I dont want to disable the link. Any ideas!!! thanks for your help
 
Eric Pascarello
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ways would be to disable it, hide it using css, place a layer on top of it(worst idea), or have a variable catch multiple clicks(best idea).
 
Bear Bibeault
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Simply changing the cursor state has no semantic meaning.
What exactly are you trying to accomplish? If you just don't want users clicking anything after they click a submit button for a long operation, your best bet is to take down the whole page before submitting your long request. If that's not suitable, Eric had some great suggestions.
hth,
bear
 
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