Solved

Anchor tag - disable HREF - call javascript function

Posted on 2009-07-07
3
858 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Experts,

I was pretty sure i knew how to do this, yet it doesnt seem to want to work in firefox, please can you look at the code below and see what im doing wrong...

It still links though to the HREF (on firefox).

Regards
Easynow
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<HTML>
 <HEAD>
        <script>
                function fireAlert()
                {
			alert();
                }
  	</script>
 </HEAD>
 <BODY>
        <a href="yourlink.com" onclick="fireAlert();return false">test1</a>
        <a href="mylink.com" onclick="fireAlert();return false">test1</a>
        <a href="theirlink.com" onclick="fireAlert();return false">test1</a> 
 </BODY>
</HTML>

Open in new window

0
Comment
Question by:Dean OBrien
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 19

Accepted Solution

by:
Albert Van Halen earned 250 total points
ID: 24792803
The statement alert() (with no arguments) fails.
Just alert something (ie alert("Hi there!")) and you will see that it works
0
 
LVL 75

Expert Comment

by:Michel Plungjan
ID: 24793355
and it is nicer to return false from the function (points to VanHalen):


<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
<html>
 <head>
        <script>
                function fireAlert()
                {
                        alert('Something');
                        return false
                }
        </script>
 </head>
 <body>
        <a href="yourlink.com" onclick="return fireAlert()">test1</a>
        <a href="mylink.com" onclick="return fireAlert()">test1</a>
        <a href="theirlink.com" onclick="return fireAlert()">test1</a> 
 </body>
</html>

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 12

Author Closing Comment

by:Dean OBrien
ID: 31600533
Cheers for comments
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Use these top 10 tips to master the art of email signature design. Create an email signature design that will easily wow recipients, promote your brand and highlight your professionalism.
Not sure what the best email signature size is? Are you worried about email signature image size? Follow this best practice guide.
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to position items using CSS's three positioning types Create a new HTML document with an internal stylesheet.: Create another div in CSS and name it Absolute : Type "position:absolute;" and "top:10px; left:50p…
In this tutorial viewers will learn how to code links for mobile sites that, once clicked, send a call or text to a specified number. For a telephone link (once clicked, calls a number), begin with a normal "<a href=" link tag. For the href, specify…

763 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question