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Hi,

I want jQuery to load the right file into the right div by AJAX, and so I need to disable the a tags from doing what they usually do.  I thought that returning false, as I have done in the code snippet, would do this, but it didn't.

Can anyone help?

.yes is an 'a' tag wrapped around an img, it is inside a div with an id of #box_1.  Have I got the selector syntax right?

Thanks
<script type="text/javascript" src="jquery-1.2.6.js">
</script>
<script type="text/javascript">
 
$(document).ready(function(){
	$('#box_1.yes').click(function(){
		var next = this.attr('href');
		$('#box_2').load(next);
		return false;
	});
});
 
</script>

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Question by:deafpanda
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by:deafpanda
ID: 22812302
To clarify, the code above makes no difference to the page - ie when .yes is clicked, the browser is taken to the new page, rather than the file being AJAXed in.
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by:Pawel Witkowski
ID: 22812357
if you dont have... dont use href - put it in other attribute and it will work. As far as i know href attribute is always fired if it contains something :)
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by:jwfranklin
ID: 22812409
Inside the event handler type event.preventDefault(); that will do the same as return false
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by:jwfranklin
ID: 22812421

<script type="text/javascript" src="jquery-1.2.6.js">
</script>
<script type="text/javascript">
 
$(document).ready(function(){
        $('#box_1.yes').click(function(event){
                event.preventDefault();
                var next = this.attr('href');
                $('#box_2').load(next);
        });
});
 
</script>

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jwfranklin earned 500 total points
ID: 22812670
Plus also your selector is wrong, it should be:

$('#box_1 a.yes').click(function(event){
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by:deafpanda
ID: 22812779
Thanks for the responses,

I've altered the code so that it now reads exactly like the snippet attached in jwfranklin's comment.  The same thing happens - when .yes is clicked I am taken to the page relating to the href attribute of .yes.

Just in case there's a problem with my HTML, I've attached that.
<div id="box_1">
<div class="rounded_box">
<div class="box_top">
<div class="top_right">
</div>
</div>
<div class="box_content">
<p>Do you know what type of project would be suitable for your site?</p>
<div class="choices"><a class="yes" href="one_yes.html"><img src="yes.png" alt="Yes" /></a><a class="no" href="one_no.html"><img src="no.png" alt="no" /></a></div>
</div>
<div class="box_bottom">
<div class="bottom_right">
</div>
</div>
</div>
 
</div>
<div id="box_2">

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by:jwfranklin
ID: 22812839
For your HTML your selector will be

$('.choices a.yes').click(function(event) { ... });
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