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jQuery: Get index number of matching link

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Using jQuery, how can I find the index number of a link clicked on with a matching class name?


<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<title>Demo</title>

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">

$(document).ready(function() {
 $('a.xyz').click(function(index) {
  alert('You clicked on link number ??? with the class name of "xyz".');
  return false;
 });
});

</script>
</head>
<body>

<h1>Click on a link below.</h1>
<p>
 <a href="#" class="xyz">Link</a>
 <a href="#" class="xyz">Link</a>
 <a href="#" class="xyz">Link</a>
 <a href="#" class="xyz">Link</a>
 <a href="#" class="xyz">Link</a>
</p>

</body>
</html>
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$("a.xyz").click(function(){
  alert("index is : " + $(this).index());
});
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