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Disable/lock a hyperlink using Javascript

Posted on 2004-10-05
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is it possible? using dhtml?
its for a logout link.. once youve clicked it,
you can no longer click it (while it forwards to the logout page).
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Question by:ibo
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by:ibo
ID: 12234779
btw i created this one and serves it purpose but users wants the link itself be locked or unclickable.

<script language="javascript">
    var firstTimeLogOut = true;
    function logOut() {
        if (firstTimeLogOut) { // trap any multiple clicks during logout
            firstTimeLogOut = false;
            window.location.href = "logout.xxx";
        }
    }
</script>
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by:dakyd
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Not sure if it's exactly what you're looking for, but how about something like the following?

<a href="logout.xxx" onload="if (top.document.location.href == 'logout.xxx') this.href='#';" />Logout</a>

The idea is that when the address bar shows logout.xxx, the link changes its href value to #, which won't go anywhere.  If you copy that link exactly to any page but logout.xxx, it'll go to logout.xxx, but on the logout page, it won't do anything.  Hope that helps.
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by:ibo
ID: 12235034
hmm how about just hiding the link itself and a text label appears in place of the link? how do i do that?
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by:ibo
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can i make a link became a plain text label after clicking it?
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<span id="logout"><a href="logout.xxx" onClick="document.getElementById('logout').innerHTML='logout';">logout</a></span>
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