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I recently discovered an issue with preventing default behavior or returning false using jQuery
.mousedown() . Below are 2 test cases I’ve made; the first using
click and the second
mousedown. The first test executes properly…returning false and removing the #hash from the url. The second using mousedown fails, and the hash remains in the url.
Any ideas why click works, but mousedown doesn’t?
Edit: I’m thinking this happens because a click event is firing immediately after the mousedown. So essentially both mousedown AND click will fire when using mousedown. To fix this, you must also return false for click. Am I on the right track?
Test Click: http://jsfiddle.net/VLZzY/show
Test Mousedown: http://jsfiddle.net/6CdRZ/show
Updated : http://jsfiddle.net/XHDTF/show
What is the default behaviour of
A click is essentially a two stage process isn’t it,a
mousedown followed by a
I confess I’m a noob at this stuff.