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04-30-2013, 10:10 AM #1
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Help stopping tablets overiding mouse click
Basically I have a bunch of hotspots on a map - here is what is supposed to happen.
When on a computer -
If you hover over the hotspot, some text shows.
If you click the hotspot, you go straight to a URL.
When on a a tablet/phone -
If you touch the same hotspot some different text shows.
You DO NOT get taken to the URL.
The problem is when on a tablet and I touch a link I cannot seem to stop the url redirecting.
I've tried preventDefault(); but I can't get it to stop the redirection on a smartphone.
Here is the inline code I'm having trouble with. Any help would be amazing, thanks.
04-30-2013, 07:48 PM #2
I'm guessing that a tablet does not have an "onmousedown" event. There's really no reason why it would, unless I guess if you connected a mouse to it. The touch equivalent would appear to be touchstart, which I see you are using already... do you need two separate events, one for the touchscreen, one for the desktop?
I guess there must be a spec out there somewhere (and I bet each manufacturer/OS has its quirks). This article seems to have some useful info
04-30-2013, 08:09 PM #3
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preventDefault() is not a global function, it is a method of the event object.
i think webkit will let you away with arguments.preventDefault(), but you should use an external event either .ontouchstart=, or .addEventListener("touchstart" ...