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Jquery issue accessing HTML object

Posted on 2014-09-26
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Hello,

I would like to have a function execute when the user clicks on a hyperlink, but I think I am somehow not getting the right object as the function never gets called.  Here is a snippet of the HTML:

<div id="menuitem2" class="menuitem">
<div id="mainMenu">
| 
<a id="1Menuitem" class="langmenu">Sommaire</a>
 | 
<a id="2Menuitem" class="langmenu">Le carreaux</a>
 | 
<a id="3Menuitem" class="langmenu">Le contenu</a>
 | 
<a id="4Menuitem" class="langmenu">Le panneau de Filtrage</a>
 |
</div>
</div>

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And here is the function call:

$("#mainMenu a.langmenu").on('click', function(e){
		alert("here");
		e.preventDefault(); 
          // Call the scroll function
        goToByScroll($(this).attr("id")); 

});	

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There is a "menuitem1" id, so I would like to target the a.langmenu inside of the div mainMenu.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Cheers,
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Question by:1Cougar
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leakim971 earned 500 total points
ID: 40345818
test page : http://jsfiddle.net/3t24sbg5/

wait for page load using :
$(document).(ready(function() {
    // code inside to run once the skeletton of the page is loaded
});
or
$(window).load(function() {
   // code inside to run once all elements of the page are fully loaded
});
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Expert Comment

by:pradeep sain
ID: 40345819
You should call the on click event on document.ready function like this


<html>

<head>


<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.7.1/jquery.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
 <script type="text/javascript">
$(document).ready(function(){    
$("#mainMenu a.langmenu").on('click', function(e){
		alert("here");
		e.preventDefault(); 
          // Call the scroll function
        goToByScroll($(this).attr("id")); 

});	
});
</script>
</head>

<body>
<div id="menuitem2" class="menuitem">
<div id="mainMenu">
| 
<a id="1Menuitem" class="langmenu">Sommaire</a>
 | 
<a id="2Menuitem" class="langmenu">Le carreaux</a>
 | 
<a id="3Menuitem" class="langmenu">Le contenu</a>
 | 
<a id="4Menuitem" class="langmenu">Le panneau de Filtrage</a>
 |
</div>
</div>
</body>
</html>

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by:1Cougar
ID: 40345827
Hello and thank you for responding so quickly.

Well, this code works but only with the line "alert("document ready");"  If I take this line out then I do not get the alert "here".  If I keep it in then I get the alert "document ready" and the alert "here".

$(document).ready(function() {
	alert("document ready");

$("#mainMenu a.langmenu").on('click', function(e){
		alert("here");
		e.preventDefault(); 
          // Call the scroll function
        goToByScroll($(this).attr("id")); 

});	
						  });

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Author Comment

by:1Cougar
ID: 40345837
OK, I moved the code and it works now.  I was building dynamic innerHTML so maybe that was the issue.

Thanks and cheers!
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Author Comment

by:1Cougar
ID: 40345852
I take that back...actually I do have the same problem...when I remove the alert "document ready" I no longer have the alert "here".

??
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