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Simulate click in link with a key stroke...

Posted on 2006-11-28
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Hello World!

I have a page that contains a dynamic anchor link and image and I would like the user to be able to press enter to automatically follow that link.  I was able to do this but I'm not sure if this is the right solution. I guess my question is ... Is this the only or best way to simulate a click with a key stroke?

Here is what I have so far:

<HTML>
<HEAD>

<SCRIPT TYPE="text/javascript">
      function DoKeyPress()
      {
            if (event.keyCode== 13)
            {
                  //Submit Anchor link...
                  var elem = document.getElementById('mylink');
                  window.location = elem;                  
            }
      }
</SCRIPT>
</HEAD>
<BODY onload="document.onkeypress=DoKeyPress;">
      <H1>This is a test</H1>
      <A id=mylink href="http://www.yahoo.com"><IMG src="mylinkimage.gif"></A><BR>
</BODY>
</HTML>



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hi

try this, your's doesn't work in firefox2

<HTML>
<HEAD>

<SCRIPT TYPE="text/javascript">

        function MapKeyDown(loEvent) {
        loEvent = loEvent||event;
        var nKeyCode = loEvent.which||loEvent.keyCode;
        var target = loEvent.srcElement||loEvent.target;
        //alert('MapKeyDown(): nKeyCode = ' + String(nKeyCode) + ', target: ' + target.tagName);
          
            if (nKeyCode == 13)
          {
               //Submit Anchor link...
               var elem = document.getElementById('mylink');
               window.location = elem;              
          }
            }
          
       function init() {
        document.onkeydown = MapKeyDown;
     }      
      
</SCRIPT>
</HEAD>
<BODY onload="init()">
     <H1>This is a test</H1>
     <A id=mylink href="http://www.yahoo.com"><IMG src="mylinkimage.gif"></A><BR>
</BODY>
</HTML>

Let me know
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by:bganoush
ID: 18029347

Thanks,

We don't support Firefox here but it's good to have a complete solution.

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by:system_down
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Your welcome.
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