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JQuery text(...) or html(...) set text, but then it immediately vanishes

Posted on 2011-09-21
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With the code below, setting the div to .text("saved") or .html("saved") momentarily displays the "saved" text, but then it immediately reverts back to the previous text. The same is true if there is no previous text.

How do I get the contents of the div to stay with the new value?

 
<!DOCTYPE html>
 <html>                                                                  
 <head>                                                                  
 <script type="text/javascript" src="JQuery/jquery-1.6.4.min.js"></script>          
 <script type="text/javascript">
     $(document).ready(function () {
         $("a").click(function () {
             $("#savedMessage").text("Saved");
         });
     });                                    
 </script>                                                               
 </head>                                                                 
 <body>           
                                                   
    <a href="">Link</a>          
    <div id="savedMessage">hello</div>  
                                
 </body>                                                                 
 </html>

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Question by:purplesoup
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ansudhindra earned 450 total points
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replace

<a href="">Link</a>    

with

<a href="#">Link</a>    
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by:ansudhindra
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here is the example

http://jsfiddle.net/CKK4V/1/

BR-Sudhindra-www.clicksperday.com
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by:gurvinder372
gurvinder372 earned 50 total points
ID: 36573025
or check this also
<!DOCTYPE html>
 <html>                                                                  
 <head>                                                                  
	<script src="jquery-1.4.2.min.js"></script>
 <script type="text/javascript">
     $(document).ready(function () {
         $("a").click(function () {
             $("#savedMessage").text("Saved");
         });
     });                                    
 </script>                               
 <style>
	a
	{
		color:blue;
		text-decoration:underline;
	}
 </style>
 </head>                                                                 
 <body>           
                                                   
    <a>Link</a>          
    <div id="savedMessage">hello</div>  
                                
 </body>                                                                 
 </html>

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by:purplesoup
ID: 36573049
ansudhindra - yep - it is loading the page again, that or a javascript:return false will fix it - thanks.

ansudhindra - jsFiddle looks useful, but it doesn't actually seem to work for me - sorry. I click on the link and nothing happens.

gurvinder372 - nice, you can just respond to clicks on links without having any href defined... thanks !

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