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What does "javascript:void(0);" mean; iget it when i click on a menu option to do something and nothing gets done?

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I'm not even sure this is a Firefox issue; on Epicurious.com there is an option to add a recipe to your recipe box. I've used it many times and it always worked, but since I upgraded to the newest Firefox I click on that link and the window at the bottom of the screen says "javascript:void(0); - and nothing happens. I'm using Windows XP pro.

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cor-el
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javascript:void(0); in a link is usually a placeholder for an onclick action that is done by clicking the link.
It is possible that the onclick JavaScript isn't compatible with Firefox 5 and needs updating.


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Thanks, cor-el. You've heard the expression "too soon old, too late smart". That's how I feel right now. I went to epicurious by way of IE rather than Firefox and all worked fine. So who do you think needs to make the change - Epicurious.com or Mozilla? Thanks again.