That seemed to have solved it. Thanks.

On Apr 24, 2:18 pm, "Jonathan Rosenberg" <j...@tabbysplace.org> wrote:
> Can't you stop the event to avoid the page moving?  If I understand what
> you're trying to do:
>
>             button.observe(
>                 'click',
>                 function(event) {
>                           Event.stop(event);
>                     alert('button was clicked');
>                     return false;
>                 }
>
> Or am I missing something?
>
> --
> Jonathan Rosenberg
> Founder & Executive Director, Tabby's Placehttp://www.tabbysplace.org/
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: prototype-scriptaculous@googlegroups.com
>
> [mailto:prototype-scriptacul...@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of JoJo
> Sent: Saturday, April 24, 2010 4:46 PM
> To: Prototype & script.aculo.us
> Subject: [Proto-Scripty] anchor button causes IE8 to fire onbeforeunload
>
> I'm using an anchor tag to run some JS when clicked. This works
> perfectly in Firefox, but Internet Explorer 8 wrongfully fires the
> onbeforeunload callback. I know this can be solved by changing
> HREF="javascript:void(0)" to HREF="#", but it won't work in my
> situation because my anchor is very low in the page and I don't want
> the page to scroll to the top when clicked. Is there any solution to
> get anchor-buttons to not fire onbeforeunload in IE8?
>
> ====================================
>
> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" 
> "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd";>
> <html>
> <head>
>     <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/
> ajax/libs/prototype/1.6.0.2/prototype.js"></script>
>     <script type="text/javascript">
>     window.onbeforeunload = function() {
>         return 'are you sure you want to leave?';
>     }
>
>     function buttonClicked() {
>         alert('a button was clicked');
>     }
>
>     Event.observe(
>         window,
>         'load',
>         function() {
>             var button = new Element(
>                 'a', {
>                     href: 'javascript:void(0)'
>                 }
>             );
>
>             button.observe(
>                 'click',
>                 function() {
>                     alert('button was clicked');
>                     return false;
>                 }
>             );
>
>             button.update('button text');
>
>             $$('body').first().appendChild(button);
>         }
>     )
>     </script>
> </head>
> <body>
> </body>
> </html>
>
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