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jQuery doTimeout: Like setTimeout, but better!
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jQuery doTimeout: Like setTimeout, but better!

Version: 1.0, Last updated: 3/3/2010

jQuery doTimeout takes the work out of delayed code execution, including interval and timeout management, polling loops and debouncing. In addition, it's fully jQuery chainable, with a very simple, yet powerful API.

Visit the project page for more information and usage examples!



These working examples, complete with fully commented code, illustrate a few ways in which this plugin can be used.

Support and Testing

Information about what version or versions of jQuery this plugin has been tested with, what browsers it has been tested in, and where the unit tests reside (so you can test it yourself).

jQuery Versions

1.3.2, 1.4.2

Browsers Tested

Internet Explorer 6-8, Firefox 2-3.6, Safari 3-4, Chrome 4-5, Opera 9.6-10.1.

Unit Tests

Release History

1.0 - (3/3/2010) Callback can now be a string, in which case it will call the appropriate $.method or $.fn.method, depending on where .doTimeout was called. Callback must now return true (not just a truthy value) to poll.
0.4 - (7/15/2009) Made the "id" argument optional, some other minor tweaks
0.3 - (6/25/2009) Initial release


Copyright (c) 2010 "Cowboy" Ben Alman
Dual licensed under the MIT and GPL licenses.

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