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How do I make entire div a link? [duplicate]

Posted by: admin November 29, 2017 Leave a comment

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You need to assign display: block; property to the wrapping anchor. Otherwise it won’t wrap correctly.

<a style="display:block" href="http://justinbieber.com">
  <div class="xyz">My div contents</div>
</a>

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Using

<a href="foo.html"><div class="xyz"></div></a>

works in browsers, even though it violates current HTML specifications. It is permitted according to HTML5 drafts.

When you say that it does not work, you should explain exactly what you did (including jsfiddle code is a good idea), what you expected, and how the behavior different from your expectations.

It is unclear what you mean by “all the content in that div is in the css”, but I suppose it means that the content is really empty in HTML markup and you have CSS like

.xyz:before { content: "Hello world"; }

The entire block is then clickable, with the content text looking like link text there. Isn’t this what you expected?

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the html:

 <a class="xyz">your content</a>

the css:

.xyz{
  display: block;
}

This will make the anchor be a block level element like a div.

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Wrapping a <a> around won’t work (unless you set the <div> to display:inline-block; or display:block; to the <a>) because the div is s a block-level element and the <a> is not.

<a href="http://www.example.com" style="display:block;">
   <div>
       content
   </div>
</a>

<a href="http://www.example.com">
   <div style="display:inline-block;">
       content
   </div>
</a>

<a href="http://www.example.com">
   <span>
       content
   </span >
</a>

<a href="http://www.example.com">
   content
</a>

But maybe you should skip the <div> and choose a <span> instead, or just the plain <a>. And if you really want to make the div clickable, you could attach a javascript redirect with a onclick handler, somethign like:

document.getElementById("myId").setAttribute('onclick', 'location.href = "url"'); 

but I would recommend against that.