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timeout property

Gets or sets the time-out value.

Internet Explorer 8

 

Syntax

JavaScript

p = object.timeout

 

Property values

Type: Integer

the number of milliseconds that the browser is to wait for a server response. Default value is 0.

Remarks

Note   The timeout property has a default value of 0.

If the time-out period expires, the responseText property will be null.

You should set a time-out value that is slightly longer than the expected response time of the request.

The timeout property may be set only in the time interval between a call to the open method and the first call to the send method.

If you set an XMLHttpRequest time-out value that is larger than the network stack's time-out value, the network stack will time out first and the ontimeout event will not be raised.

Examples

The following example sets the timeout property.


var xhr;
xhr = new XMLHttpRequest();
xhr.open("GET", url, true);
xhr.timeout = 10000;
xhr.ontimeout = timeoutFired;
xhr.send(null);

See also

Reference
IHTMLXMLHttpRequest2
XMLHttpRequest
IHTMLXDomainRequest
XDomainRequest

 

 

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