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JavaScript jQuery Basics (2014) Creating a Simple Lightbox Perform: Part 1

Browser Preview not working on event.preventDefault();

Hello out there,

probably anyone knows the reason for this behaviour. in the challenge browser everything worked fine as expected to. Rendering in Firefox and Chrome from the workspace isn’t working. Any suggestions in this?

 $("#imageGallery a").click(function(event){
    var href = $(this).attr("href");

Thanks in advance. T!

3 Answers

I'm not exactly sure what you mean by it's not working. I'm in chrome and that part works fine or rather as expected - but you won't be able to tell until you re-add


to see it's working via your browser developer tools - because the preventDefault will stop the click from working - but it does grab the link, which is all you wanted ...so it's working but not like "normal" aka, you're not seeing the larger image

Hope that helps

Hi, thank you very much for your help. Yes, i tried it with different versions of the code.



and also with the console.log(href);
also tested it in my local html editor,
with custom code like this

<ul class"imageGallery">
                <li><a class="lin" href="img/Bildmarke.svg"><img src="img/Bildmarke.svg" width="100" alt="Refferal Machine By Matthew Spiel"></a></li>

    var href = $(this).attr("href");

also cleared the cache, tried it with chrome, ff and safari also switched the cdn jquery in the head, not working.

it’s always linking me to the file so i assume that it is some strange behaviour related to my system???

i wll try it further more, but probably it’s somehow an occured issue and someone has a hint.

So i tested once again, it’s only working when i install jQuery locally. When i try it with the linked version of the jQuery Library, it’s not. This is quite wired. Also in addition, as i mentioned, i am able to pass the treehouse test, and my code works fine and gets accepted, but regarding the workspace here on treehouse it is not working, even though i have the right code.