How to simulate typing using jQuery?

Posted on 2011-09-11
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I have a div in html:

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I just want the characters to appear one at a time from left to right. I'm using VWD. I thought the easiest way to do it was by usig jQuery but I'm open to suggestions.
Question by:WhyDidntItWork
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leakim971 earned 500 total points
ID: 36520311
Test page :
var s = "1234567890".split("");

var t = setInterval(function() {

    // get the next char from s, remove it from s, and append it to the current content       
    document.getElementById("one_at_time").innerHTML += s.shift();
    // or with jQuery :
    //$("#one_at_time").html( $("#one_at_time").html() + s.shift() );

    // if there's no more char to display stop the timer
    if(s.length==0) clearInterval(t);

}, 1000); // each 1s (1000ms)

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<div id="one_at_time"></div>

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Author Closing Comment

ID: 36520636
It's beautiful. It's a work of art.

Thanks for aching me about the split and shift methods.

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