Archive for April 22nd, 2011

22nd April
written by simplelight

Probably one of the first topics covered when you get started learning about jQuery events is the concept of canceling the browser’s default behavior. For instance, a beginner click tutorial may include this:

$(“a.toggle”).click(function () {
return false; // Prevent browser from visiting `#`
This function toggles the hiding and displaying of #mydiv, then cancels the browser’s default behavior of visiting the href of the anchor tag.

It is in these very first examples that bad habits are formed as users continue to use return false; whenever they want to cancel the default browser action.