Learn all about the jQuery function deferred.then().
Prior to jQuery 1.8, the arguments could be a function or an array of functions.
For all signatures, the arguments can be
null if no callback of that type is desired. Alternatively, use
.progress() to set only one type of callback without filtering status or values.
As of jQuery 1.8, the
deferred.then() method returns a new promise that can filter the status and values of a deferred through a function, replacing the now-deprecated
deferred.pipe() method. The
failFilter functions filter the original deferred’s resolved / rejected status and values. The
progressFilter function filters any calls to the original deferred’s
notifyWith methods. These filter functions can return a new value to be passed along to the promise’s
.fail() callbacks, or they can return another observable object (Deferred, Promise, etc) which will pass its resolved / rejected status and values to the promise’s callbacks. If the filter function used is
null, or not specified, the promise will be resolved or rejected with the same values as the original.
Callbacks are executed in the order they were added. Since
deferred.then returns a Promise, other methods of the Promise object can be chained to this one, including additional