Using HTTP-EQUIV to refresh a page

Consider this scenario. A patient enters a tele-health kiosk, fills out an InfoPath survey and privacy agreement form and clicks a submit button. The form thanks the patient for filling out the info and alerts a nurse to start an interactive session. As the nurse and patient interact in their session, the form automatically brings up a new form in the browser window ready for the next patient.

There’s probably a better way to do it, but using HTTP-EQUIV in the tag is a simple way to automate that InfoPath thank and refresh process. For example, have the InfoPath form open to a ThankYou page that contains something like the following Meta tag which opens the form and uses &Source to refer back to itself:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">
<html xmlns="" >
	    <meta HTTP-EQUIV="REFRESH" content="5; url=">
	    <title>HIPAA Acknowledgement and Authorization for Treatment Success</title>
		<style type="text/css">
			body {
			.thanks, .note {
				font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
			.thanks {
				margin-top: 300px;
				font-size: 24px;
			.note {
				font-size: 14px;
		<div class="thanks">Thank you.</div><br/>
		<div class="note">Your form has been sent, and the appointment will begin soon.</div>

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