What e.preventDefault() method really does in jQuery?

The preventDefault() method stops the default action of a selected element from happening by a user. This method does not accept any parameter and works in two ways:

  • It prevents a link from following the URL so that the browser can't go another page.
  • It prevents a submit button from submitting a form.


   <script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/3.3.1/jquery.min.js"></script>
      $(document).ready(function() {
         $("a").click(function(event) {
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   <p>Click the link and it wont work.</p>