In the example what happens is that Ajax is used to POST the data to the server, and in the response you navigate the page that the server returns.
This process is a little bit more than you want, but it gives you the flexibility on how and what your want to process, ok? Or did I miss the mark?
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to answer the how to do it in the href (which is not the best thing to do)
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