How can I detect if a jajay ajax has been running for more than 5 seconds


Is it possible to tell if a jquery ajax request has been going on for more than a certain length of time? I would like to prompt users of my site if the request has been going on for 10 seconds to reload and retry, but I cant find anything in the documentation to meet my request.

Try setting timeout property and get the error handler parameter. The possible values are

"timeout", "error", "abort", and "parsererror"

    url: "/ajax_json_echo/",
    type: "GET",
    dataType: "json",
    timeout: 1000,
    success: function(response) { alert(response); },
    error: function(x, t, m) {
        if(t==="timeout") {
            alert("got timeout");
        } else {