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try catch not working with $().load();

Posted on 2009-12-27
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Last Modified: 2012-08-13

I am using a simple try catch in JavaScript but the catch is never working even if the .load is pointed to a file that is not there. In the code below the second alert never happens even if I point the first .load() to nothing.
setInterval(function() {
		alert ("try1");
	} catch(err) {
		alert ("try2");
}, 5000);

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Question by:waffe
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asafadis earned 800 total points
ID: 26126859
It doesn't work because jQuery doesn't throw exceptions.  In other words, there's nothing to "catch".
You're best bet would be to use $.ajax() instead of $.load(), and put in your "failure scenario" in the "error" option.

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ID: 26129119
ok, no time to figure that out - but thanks for the info.

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