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Show an HTML message box that disappears after 2 seconds

Question:

I need to show an HTML message box that disappears after 2 seconds.
It does not need to be a popup window.

Answer:

Simply display a centered HTML table with a button that says 'please click'.
You can also do an automatic redirect after 3 seconds as shown below.
The sample code uses the setTimeout() function which will call the redirecting javascript function after 3000 milliseconds.

<center>
 <table border=4 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=20>
 <tr><td bgcolor=silver align=center>
 
 <p>The configuration is being updated.</p>
 <p>
 
 <form id=frm1 name=frm1 action="main.cgi" method=post>
 <input type=hidden name=action value="detail">
 <input type=submit id=btnSubmit name=btnSubmit value="Please click to continue or wait 3 seconds" class=input>
 </form>
 </p>
 
 <script type=text/javascript language="JavaScript">
 <!--
 function countdown() {
   document.getElementById('frm1').submit();
 }
 
 setTimeout("countdown()", 3000);
 document.getElementById('btnSubmit').focus();
 
 -->
 </script>
 
 </td></tr></table></center>
 
 

Generated 8:02:48 on Aug 19, 2017