Solved

adding a href tag to a table cell with javascript

Posted on 2016-08-29
3
70 Views
Last Modified: 2016-08-30
i have this fiddle:

https://jsfiddle.net/tkwpztkf/

Is there a way to use either JavaScript or jQuery

So that on page load my page renders this:

        <table id="table1">
            <tr>
                <td>
                    <span><a href="http://www.google.com" target="_blank">Google<a></span>
                </td>
                <td>
                    <span><a href="http://www.yahoo.com" target="_blank">Yahoo<a></span>
                </td>
                <td>
                    <span><a href="http://www.bing.com" target="_blank">Bing<a></span>
                </td>
            </tr>
        </table>

Open in new window


Basically I want to add the hyperlink a href tag to my items inside the cells on the jquery page load event.
0
Comment
Question by:maqskywalker
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 57

Accepted Solution

by:
Julian Hansen earned 250 total points
ID: 41775443
What criteria would you use on the <span> to figure out what href to add?

Here is some sample code that does what you want but using hard coded rules
HTML
    <table id="table1">
      <tr>
        <td>
          <span>Google</span>
        </td>
        <td>
          <span>Yahoo</span>
        </td>
        <td>
          <span>Bing</span>
        </td>
      </tr>
    </table>

Open in new window

JQuery
$(function() {
  $('#table1 td span').each(function() {
    var text = $(this).text();
    $(this).html(
      $('<a/>')
        .html(text)
        .attr('href','http://www.' + text + '.com')
      );
  });
});

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 1

Assisted Solution

by:AnthonyD3
AnthonyD3 earned 250 total points
ID: 41775601
I would do it this way:

<table>
  <tbody>
    <tr>
      <td data-href="https://www.w3.org/">W3C</td>
      <td>No Link</td>
    </tr>
  </tbody>
</table>

Open in new window


(function($) {
  $(document).ready(function() {
    // Loop through all table cells
    $('td').each(function(i) {
      // Attempt to store the href in a variable
      var redirect = $(this).attr('data-href');
      // If the attribute exists...
      if (typeof redirect !== typeof undefined && redirect !== false) {
        // Bind the click event to this cell
        $(this).click(function() {
          // Redirect when the user clicks
          window.location = redirect;
        });
      }
    });
  });
})(jQuery);

Open in new window

0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:maqskywalker
ID: 41776856
Thanks guys. very cool.
0

Featured Post

Space-Age Communications Transitions to DevOps

ViaSat, a global provider of satellite and wireless communications, securely connects businesses, governments, and organizations to the Internet. Learn how ViaSat’s Network Solutions Engineer, drove the transition from a traditional network support to a DevOps-centric model.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

In this article you'll learn how to use Ajax calls within your CodeIgniter application. To explain this, I'll illustrate how to implement a simple contact form to allow visitors to send you an email through your web site.
How to build a simple, quick and effective accordion menu using just 15 lines of jQuery and 2 css classes
The viewer will learn how to dynamically set the form action using jQuery.
The viewer will learn the basics of jQuery including how to code hide show and toggles. Reference your jQuery libraries: (CODE) Include your new external js/jQuery file: (CODE) Write your first lines of code to setup your site for jQuery…

726 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question