You have answered your own question...
In your original post you said that you could fix the problem if you could
get Periodical to "call a function instead of a url" .. and what i suggested
does just that ...
I am not sure i understand what you mean by stacking
As for frequency: you dont need to worry about it if you are usig periodical
executor and opposed to updater
----- Original Message -----
From: "William Taylor" <willi...@rebelfactions.com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 2:06 PM
Subject: [Proto-Scripty] Re: PeriodicalExecuter that doesn't stack
> wow I must have been tired when I wrote that.
> I said PeriodicalExecuter but I really meant Ajax.PeriodicalUpdater
> So ya is there a way to make Ajax.PeriodicalUpdater not stack and to
> possibly give it
> a maximum frequency limit?
> On Nov 10, 2009, at 4:00 AM, Alex McAuley wrote:
>> I wasn't aware that PeriodicalExecuter did call a URL...
>> Ajax.PeriodicalUpdater does...
>> If you want to just call a request every X seconds and change things
>> use PeriodicalExecutor or simply setTimeout
>> Alex Mcauley
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "williamt" <willi...@rebelfactions.com>
>> To: "Prototype & script.aculo.us"
>> Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2009 7:55 AM
>> Subject: [Proto-Scripty] PeriodicalExecuter that doesn't stack
>>> Im looking for a way to make PeriodicalExecuter not stack plus add in
>>> a max period setting.
>>> If PeriodicalExecuter could call a function instead of a url I could
>>> set/clear some flags
>>> so it would or wouldn't make the call depending on the flags.
>>> But I don't see how I could do that unless I could make it call a
>>> function and not a url.
>>> I think a max period would have to be hacked into prototype. I'm not
>>> sure on that one though.
>>> Anyone have any thoughts on how I could achieve this?
>>> Basically PeriodicalExecuter that doesn't stack plus a max period
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