Confirm delete with OnClick

Hello all.

I have an app in which the user can click "Delete" to delete a record from a database.  When clicked, I want to confirm from the user.  Being a novice JS programmer, I can't get it to work.  I'm sure it will be easy for you experts out there.  Here's how I'm trying to do it:

<a href="ddGalDelete.asp?galItem=<%=rsGallery("galItemID")%>" title="Delete This Listing" onClick="Confirm('Are you sure that you want to delete this item?')";>Delete</a>

As a bonus question, can anyone tell me why 'alert' works here:
<a href="ddGalDelete.asp?galItem=<%=rsGallery("galItemID")%>" title="Delete This Listing" onClick="Alert('Are you sure that you want to delete this item?')";>Delete</a>
knottydrdAsked:
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knottydrdAuthor Commented:
Oh, I also want to cancel the event if the user chooses cancel.
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BustaroomsCommented:
<a href="ddGalDelete.asp?galItem=<%=rsGallery("galItemID")%>" title="Delete This Listing" onClick="if(!confirm('Are you sure that you want to delete this item?'))return false;">Delete</a>


Alert will not work because Javascript is case sensitive...the proper format for an alert is alert('what do you want to say');

you had the same problem with your confirm()
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knottydrdAuthor Commented:
Thanks

I switched to this:

<script type="text/javascript">
     function ConfirmDelete(){
         var confDel = confirm("Enter some information")
     }
</script>

            <span class="tableLinks"><a href="ddGalDelete.asp?galItem=<%=rsGallery("galItemID")%>" title="Delete This Listing" onClick='ConfirmDelete()'";>Delete</a>


How do I cancel the click if the user chooses "Cancel" on the confirm box?
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BustaroomsCommented:
<script type="text/javascript">
     function ConfirmDelete(){
         var confDel = confirm("Enter some information")
         return confDel
     }
</script>

          <span class="tableLinks"><a href="ddGalDelete.asp?galItem=<%=rsGallery("galItemID")%>" title="Delete This Listing" onClick='return ConfirmDelete()'";>Delete</a>
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_DanElliottCommented:
Change it to

<span class="tableLinks"><a href="ddGalDelete.asp?galItem=<%=rsGallery("galItemID")%>" title="Delete This Listing" onClick='return ConfirmDelete()'";>Delete</a>

Add "return" to the onClick
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knottydrdAuthor Commented:
Awesome, here's 100 points.  Thanks a lot!
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BustaroomsCommented:
no problem
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oktexasguyCommented:
knottydrd-
Try this out.  It uses a different method for page forwarding but will do exactly what you are trying to do above.

<script type="text/javascript">
function ConfirmDelete(objectId){
    if( confirm("Are you sure you want to delete?") ){
        var newLoc = "ddGalDelete.asp?galItem=" + objectId
        window.location = newLoc;
    }
}
</script>

<a href="javascript:ConfirmDelete('<%=rsGallery("galItemID")%>');" title="Delete This Listing">Delete</a>
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