Javascript: triggering a click eventΒΆ

Let’s assume we have this link, and we want to programmatically trigger a click on it.

<a href="javascript:void(0)" id="my-link">This is my link</a>

Usually, this should work:


but for some reason, that’s not always the case.

To solve the problem, I used this code, that generates a “mouse click” event and dispatches to the link/button.

var evObj = document.createEvent('MouseEvents');
evObj.initEvent('click', true, false);
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