Need confirmation message for img/text link?

Posted on 2013-06-19
Last Modified: 2013-06-21
What is the best way to include a popup confirmation message for the link below?



<a href="mysql_to_excel.php" target="_blank" id="save_to_excel">
<img src="/images/excel_icon.png" alt="Save to Excel" width="18" height="18" border="0" />Save to Excel

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Question by:sabecs
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svenove earned 500 total points
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<a href=(....) onclick="return confirm('Are you sure?');">
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by:Chris Stanyon
ID: 39261918
Using jQuery, you'd do something like this:

$('#save_to_excel').click(function(e) {
     if (!confirm("Are you sure?")) {
          //'Cancel' was clicked, so stop the link from being followed

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ID: 39264737
Thanks svenove, that's perfect... cheers.  Andrew
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by:Chris Stanyon
ID: 39265291
FYI - The modern, best practice approach to Javascript is to keep it un-obtrusive - i.e out of the HTML!!

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