[xubuntu-users] javascript: void (0)

Norman Silverstone norman at littletank.org
Sat May 31 11:17:20 UTC 2014

>>> I use google-chrome-stable browser and have a problem when using a
>>> particular forum. There is a button on this forum which allows a
>>> preview of a posting before it is made. When I click on this button
>>> nothing seems to happen and in the bottom left of the screen where
>>> the destination appears there is 'javascript: (0)'. In an attempt to
>>> find out what this means I entered the detail into Google and on
>>> pressing enter the screen became empty.
>>> Could some kind person tell me what is happening, please?
>>> Norman
>> Java is not executing, being a master of the obvious that I am ;).
>> Sounds like java may be disabled. But have you tried the forum in
>> Firefox or some other browser?  And does it work? Does Chrome have
>> problems with any other java sites?
>> Go to Chrome > Settings > Advance Settings > Content Setting (under
>> Privacy) scroll down and check that java is enabled.
>> See if any of these help and let us know.
> Hi Fred,
> to avoid confusion: Java is a completely different programming language
> than JavaScript! It is unfortunate both have similar names, but please
> try to not confuse them. :)

Thank you very much for responding and, as I followed up the various 
suggestions I realised that I had misunderstood what the non-reacting 
button meant. So, there is no problem after all.


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