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By jimbojw
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Published: May 04 2009 / 17:58

Sometimes, when performing a long operation in JavaScript, it's beneficial to break up the job, inserting timeouts between tasks. Doing so gives the browser a chance to execute other pending timeout-bound operations and repaint the page, applying any DOM changes. This article discusses one method for implementing these breaks called "task chaining".
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