When the user clicks a link it executes this function:
function fPendingMail() { //set the mail div to show
    document.getElementById ("maildiv").style.display = "block";
    new Ajax.PeriodicalUpdater('maildiv', 'mail/pending_mail.php',
       method: 'get',
        frequency: 60,
        decay: 1
return false; //inhibit the href

and the maildiv appears and loads a list of pending mail messages and 
all is good.

When they are done the script executes
document.getElementById ("maildiv").style.display = "none";

I know the div is still updating and I don't need it to so:
  1) how do I stop the periodicalUpdater.
  2) should I be de-instanting (whatver the correct verb is) the object 
so that when the user clicks the link again it will not just keep 
creating more instances of the Ajax.PeriodicalUpdater ?


Bill Drescher
william {at} TechServSys {dot} com

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