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This lesson is a short recall of our JavaScript knowledge about events and event handlers.

From our JavaScript knowledge we know that events are actions and happening, with repect to a web page and / or the web browser, that can be detected by our web applications.

Some common examples of follow:
  • A mouse click
  • A web page loading
  • Hovering mouse over an object, e.g. button, image etc.
  • HTML form submission
  • A keystroke on our keyboard, etc.

In JavaScript we use event handlers to handle events. Not to mention, an event handler is either inline JavaScript code or a JavaScript function that we attach to different events to handle them.

Here is an example of a JavaScript inline event handler:

<a href="javascript:void(0);" onclick="alert('Example inline JavaScript Event Handler');">JS Event Handler</a>

Here is another example that uses a function as an event handler:

<script type="text/javascript">
function testEvent(){
alert('Example inline JavaScript Event Handler');
}
</script>
<a href="javascript:void(0);" onclick="testEvent();">JS Event Handler</a>

jQuery makes our event handling even easier. In the following lessons we will be discussing event handling in jQuery.
Next >>> Lesson No. 22: jQuery on()







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