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Any drawbacks to this construction: <ahref="" onClick="JSfunction();return false;" as a substitute for javascript:

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Are their any drawbacks to this construction: <a href="" onClick="JSfunction();return false;" as a substitute for javascript:httpp//...

Assume IE5+ and Moz/Firefox/NS 7+ browsers with no concern about JS being off.

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actually, that is prefered.  As long as you remember to return false from the onclick, the advantage is that you can put anything you want in the href and it will be ignored:

<a href="Click Here!" onClick="JSfunction();return false;" >click</a>

(the href shows up in the status bar)
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short answer: no drawbacks as compared to  href="javascript:JSfunction"
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(which looks ugly in the status bar)
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