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onMouseOut="javascript: fadeOut(demodiv);"
is there any need or advantage to having the javascript: before the fadeOut(demodiv)


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The javascript: prefix in this context is entirely unncessary. One way to test this is to remove the javascript: prefix and observe for yourself what happens, whether there are errors, and so forth.

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No, it would only be needed if you had other languages, VBScript perhaps, in the page as well. It should be reserved for executing JavaScript URLs:
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<a href="javascript:alert('Hello!');return false;">See Message</a>
It's another of those things, like using eval, that people have picked up from some old examples and seems to propagate everywhere.

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thanks once again!

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i do use VBScript in the code, but it works without the js prefix

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You may want to read this for a short explanation:

http://www.gazingus.org/html/Proper_...-protocol.html

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excellent, thanks. makes perfect sense.

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