Returns a new AbortSignal object that is automatically aborted after a given number of milliseconds. This method can be used by developers to easily implement timeouts for signal-accepting async APIs, e.g. fetch().

Motivation

The main motivating use case for this is helping web developers easily time out async operations, such as fetch(). For example, now you can write: fetch(url, { signal: AbortSignal.timeout(10_000) });

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Specification

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Final published standard: Recommendation, Living Standard, Candidate Recommendation, or similar final form

Status in Chromium

Blink>DOM


Enabled by default (tracking bug)

Consensus & Standardization

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Last updated on 2022-05-15