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jQuery-deferred

Use the jQuery Deferred object with Promises


When you wanted to associate an event handler to a mouseclick, you would assign it to the element's onclick event, as in mywidget.onclick = myhandler;. This became problematic when another method also wanted to get in on the click action since you could only assign one function at a time. Eventually, the issue was solved by the addEventListener() DOM function, which allowed you to add as many listeners as you wanted. Fast forward to the present, and a similar problem has emerged with Ajax calls. This time it's Ajax's limitation of only supporting one callback function. jQuery introduced the Deferred object in version 1.5 to solve this problem. It can register multiple callbacks into callback queues, invoke callback queues, and relay the success or failure state of any synchronous or asynchronous function.

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