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href link that does not do anything

 
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I have a link like this


This link will not cause any kind of page reload whatsoever right? at the very least, the client won't connect to server at all right? thanks
 
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What happened when you tested it?
 
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well, the screen kinda like flickered a bit, but the circle that usually appears when loading page didn't appear. that's why I'm confused whether the flickering means contact to server or not. thanks
 
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That's not a great way to tell. Time to put some more tools in your toolbox!

For Firefiox, install the Firebug and HttpFox plugins. They'll help you monitor all Internet traffic to and from the browser.

Other modern browsers have their own built-in debugging tools.
 
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OK, firebug's in. what's next? and FYI, I'm connected to localhost, not internet. thanks
 
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Firebug will show all Ajax traffic, HttpFox will show external traffic to and from the browser. It doesn't matter if localhost is the server or not.
 
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okay, it works now. thanks.
 
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I guess you found the solution but using a # is linking to a bookmark on the page. Which might not be the best way to do what you want. You should return false; on click of that anchor tag.
 
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wow, thanks for the heads up mate.
 
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