I'm hoping someone can help out on this, as I'm finding
conflicting information on the forums (of course that could be
misinterpretation on my part). If you use CFHTTP to call another
page and have timeout set to "Yes" (say with a time limit of 5
seconds) will the page that was called (in our case the page is
supposed to insert data into a DB) continue to process after the
timeout passes or will it be stopped?
It depends on system/application being called. If you are
talking about Cold Fusion page, than "Yes" it will continue to run,
since CF doesn't bother to check whether the client still listening
or not. However, some (smarter) Web-application may stop processing
in this case.