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    So I have the following javascript function:

    function countdown(elementID, pageurl) {
    var sec = $("#" + elementID + " span").text() || 0; // Grabs the desired countdown time from the span. elementid is the parent id of the span.
    var timer = setInterval(function() {
    $("#" + elementID + " span").text(--sec);
    if (sec == 0) {
    window.location = pageurl; // Redirects the user to specified url
    }, 1000);‚Äč

    Basically it finds the number in between a span (most likely “3”) and it makes the text “This page will be refreshed in 3…” countdown from 3 to zero, then it sends the user to a specified page.

    It works beautifully in FF, but in Safari, it never counts down. In the FF console, I get no syntax errors, but in the safari console, I’m getting a syntax error on line 9.

    I’m pulling my hair out and can’t seem to find anything wrong with the code. I’ve even commented out a few lines and still can’t get it to work.


    From what i can gather is returning an error because sec is a string not an integer, try the below and it should work fine afterwards.

    var sec = parseFloat($("#" + elementID + " span").text()) || 0;
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