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best way to use <a href> and javascript?

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From: kieran_guckian@smartforce.com
Date: Oct 29, 2002 5:25AM


Hi all, I was looking for view opinions on this one.
Ive seen before in lots of lists not to use <a href="javascript:function
();">read notes</a> for the reason that screenreaders will read out the
javascript function when they execute the link.
An example often given to fix this is <a href="page.html" onClick
="window.open('page.html');">read notes</a>.
What if you are not linking to a new page though. What if your script is
for rewriting the content of a div.
What can you put in the href if you want to use the onClick method?
Ive used <a href="#" onClick="function();">read notes</a>
Jaws reads this as "link same page read notes" which I know is not good
enough.
How are people getting around this one, Id appreciate any thoughts,
Thanks Kieran

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