XMLHttpRequestUpload: timeout event

The timeout event is fired when progression is terminated due to preset time expiring.

Syntax

Use the event name in methods like addEventListener(), or set an event handler property.

js
addEventListener("timeout", (event) => {});

ontimeout = (event) => {};

Event type

Event properties

In addition to the properties listed below, properties from the parent interface, Event, are available.

lengthComputable Read only

A boolean flag indicating if the total work to be done, and the amount of work already done, by the underlying process is calculable. In other words, it tells if the progress is measurable or not.

loaded Read only

A 64-bit unsigned integer value indicating the amount of work already performed by the underlying process. The ratio of work done can be calculated by dividing total by the value of this property. When downloading a resource using HTTP, this only counts the body of the HTTP message, and doesn't include headers and other overhead.

total Read only

A 64-bit unsigned integer representing the total amount of work that the underlying process is in the progress of performing. When downloading a resource using HTTP, this is the Content-Length (the size of the body of the message), and doesn't include the headers and other overhead.

Examples

Using the timeout event

You can use the timeout event to detect an upload that stopped because it was too slow. For a complete code example that uploads a file and displays a progress bar, see the main XMLHttpRequestUpload page.

The timeout is set on the XMLHttpRequest object using the XMLHttpRequest.timeout property.

js
// In case of an timeout we hide the progress bar
// Note that this event can be listened to on the xhr object too
function errorAction(event) {
  progressBar.classList.remove("visible");
  log.textContent = `Upload failed: ${event.type}`;
}
xhr.upload.addEventListener("timeout", errorAction);

Specifications

Specification
XMLHttpRequest Standard
# event-xhr-timeout
XMLHttpRequest Standard
# handler-xhr-ontimeout

Browser compatibility

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See also