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#6959 closed bug (wontfix)

Opened August 27, 2010 11:15AM UTC

Closed August 27, 2010 01:16PM UTC

jQuery events aren't asynchronous

Reported by: sharad.banka@gmail.c Owned by:
Priority: Milestone: 1.4.3
Component: event Version: 1.4.2
Keywords: Trigger, asynchronous Cc:
Blocked by: Blocking:

I always thought events should be asynchronous.

Turns out jQuery custom events aren't.



<script src="jquery.js" type="text/javascript">


<script type="text/javascript">

function foo() {


init: function() {


document.getElementById("somediv").innerHTML += "hello";


process: function() {

for (var i=0; i<10000; ++i) {

document.getElementById("somediv").innerHTML += i.toString();






function bar() {






<div id="somediv" style="position: absolute; left: 100px; top:100px; width: 100px; height: 100px;">


<input type="button" onclick="foo();" value="Bind">

<input type="button" onclick="bar();" value="Trigger">



Click on bind and then click on trigger. In ideal asynchronous events hello should be printed before the numbers. But output is reverse here.

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Changed August 27, 2010 01:16PM UTC by john comment:1

resolution: → wontfix
status: newclosed

This isn't something that we're going to change - it's up to you to handle any asynchronous behavior or triggering (such as putting the executed code inside a timeout).