I hope I am in the correct forum for this question.

(it certainly feels a bit like kromeys recent question)

I have a results service page which needs to check back to the server once every minute or so to see if a number has changed. This will go on for a number of hours. In the past I just did a straight html refresh using meta tags which resulted in millions of hits as people were just looking at pages.

This time I am also putting out rss feeds to try and reduce the traffic.

Is there a way of getting Ajax to check a number on the server, and then somehow provoking the browser to refresh the whole page? One idea I had was somehow resetting a JS refresh timer?

I mean I don't think its possible, and I dont particularly want to go Kromeys route of having x amount of ajax requests ... but if you dont ask ...

Thanks for any tips.