jQuery content loaded via .load() but href link not working


I have a problem with HTML content loaded with .load(). I have an 'accordion' menu that is working great, and on clicking an item in the menu there's a small jquery code used to load the required content into the assigned [div]

The problem I'm having is that on some of the pages that are loaded there are some href="" links. Clicking these links does not cause the 'next' page to load into the div, but instead actually forces a reload of the main page (as though you'd just pressed the RELOAD button on the browser)...

<strong>menu.js (snipped)</strong>

$(document).ready(function() { $(".Page1").click(function () { $("#pageloadarea").load('Page1.php'); $('head').append( '<link rel="stylesheet" href="includes/style.css" type="text/css" />' ); return false; }); $(".Page2").click(function () { $("#pageloadarea").load('Page2.php'); $('head').append( '<link rel="stylesheet" href="includes/style.css" type="text/css" />' ); return false; }); });

<strong>Menu Section (snipped) from index.php page</strong>

<ul> <li class="button"><a href="" class="Page1">Page1</a></li> <li class="dropdown"> <ul> <li><a href="" class="Page2">Page2</a></li> <li><a href="" class="Page3">Page3</a></li> <li><a href="" class="Page4">Page4</a></li> </ul> </li> </ul>

In the <em>index.php</em> page the menu is located inside [div id="menu"] and the content is injected/loaded into [div id="pageloadarea"]

Clicking on <em>Page1</em> in the menu successfully loads <em>Page1.php</em> into the [div], as does clicking <em>Page2</em>, <em>Page3</em> and <em>Page4</em> (from the menu)...

Once <em>Page1.php</em> has been loaded into the [div] there is a standard link

<a href="" class="Page2">Page 2</a>

This is the link that does not work. I have numerous sub-pages that have [a href] links within them and none of them work once the main content has been through the .load() process...

Any assistance would be appreciated!


$(document).ready(function() { $(document).on("click",".Page1", function () { $("#pageloadarea").load('Page1.php'); $('head').append( '<link rel="stylesheet" href="includes/style.css" type="text/css" />' ); return false; }); $(document).on("click",".Page2", function () { $("#pageloadarea").load('Page2.php'); $('head').append( '<link rel="stylesheet" href="includes/style.css" type="text/css" />' ); return false; }); });

Use this as it will bind the event to new loaded DOM elements also.


You need to attach all the event handlers to he links once your now page loads or use delegation.

Delegation Example

HTML link:

<!-- add a class to filter ajax links on "ajaxify", also use the HREF attribute For the page to be loaded - not sure whay you arent doing that now... --> <a href="Page2.php" class="Page2 ajaxify">Page2</a>


// use delegation to attatch the event handlers $(function(){ $(document).on('click', 'a.ajaxify', function (e) { e.preventDefault(); // prevent normal link navigation var $this = $(this), url = $this.attr('href'); $("#pageloadarea").load(url); $('head').append('<link rel="stylesheet" href="includes/style.css" type="text/css" />'); return false; }); });

By using delegation the handler is attached to the document element and when a click event is bubbled up it is filtered... if the trigger was an a.ajaxify then the handler will be invoked. This allows you to handle instances of a.ajaxify that were not in the DOM when you first attached the handler.


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