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JavaScript Interactive Web Pages with JavaScript Selecting Elements and Adding Events with JavaScript Perform: Event Handling

Phong Pham
Phong Pham
8,217 Points

What's the difference between .click() and .onclick()?

When do you use click or onclick?

4 Answers

Michael Brown
Michael Brown
12,406 Points

So onclick creates an attribute within the binded HTML tag, using a string which is linked to a function. Whereas .click binds the function itself to the property element.

My next question is, which is a better practice?

My guess is .click because it directly binds the JavaScript function to the property, thus allowing the site to load faster.

Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,252 Points

To me click() sounds like a jquery method whereas onclick() is an event. :-)

Jeremiah Lugtu
Jeremiah Lugtu
9,910 Points

This should be the right answer...

thats jquery not vanilla js

The difference is still not clear.