Using Return False in Javascript

For years I’ve seen the calls to ‘return false’ following an onclick event, but I never realized what it was used for. Once I began using Ajax, I quckly learned why using ‘return false’ was so important. Because Ajax processes a request without refreshing the browser, I was able to see the inherint functionality of the browser when a button is clicked. The browser appears to jump to the top of the page. Adding ‘reutrn false’ after the onclick event will ensure that the browser page does not ‘jump’. Try it out.

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