Correct Syntax for A Href

Why does the below mentioned code open up the same page the link is on ?

I have to a href ="#" what is the correct syntax to use a onClick ?

<A href="#" onclick ="" target="_blank">Google</A>.


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Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information SystemsCommented:
Depends on what you want to do.  In your case, it looks as if you want to open in a new window.  You don't need the onclick at all.

<a href="" target="_blank">Google</a>
rgarimellaAuthor Commented:

Yes i know i dont have to use the onClick, but for some other reasons I have to use the onClick event and the # in the a href.

I need to know how to open a link with <A href="#" onclick
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Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information SystemsCommented:
<a href="#" onclick="'')">Google</a>

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<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "">
<html xmlns="">
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<script type="text/javascript">
function openGoogle() {'');

<a href="#" onclick="openGoogle();">Google</a>
>>Why does the below mentioned code open up the same page the link is on ?<<

Because you are pointing its href attribute to a "named" anchor (sort of).

If you point the href using # it tries to look for another anchor on the same page matching that pattern:

<a href="#OtherLink">Set Focus To Other Link On Page</a>

<a name="OtherLink">I'm another link</a>

You may want to do something like this:

<a href="#" onclick="'');" target="_blank">Google</a>

but you certainly weren't very clear about what you were trying to do...

Maybe something like this for example:

I am trying to open a new window using the onclick event of a link.

I have tried this code but it confuses me because it just opens the same page:

<A href="#" onclick ="" target="_blank">Google</A>.

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