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    Positioning pop-up div properly

    I have a page with some "more info" links that, when clicked, bring up (via jQuery) a hidden div that loads in some external content. That part works great.

    BUT... if you scroll down on this page, and click a More Info link farther down, it jumps the page back to the top. Very annoying.

    So I'm wondering what I need to change in my css definition to prevent that? Right now it's this:

    position: absolute;
    display: none;
    top: 120px;
    left: 120px;
    margin: auto;

    (etc)

    So I'm guessing absolute probably isn't the answer, but for a div that will appear over top of the rest of the page, I'm not really sure what to use.

    Thanks for any input.

    Rob

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    Use the jQuery event.preventDefault() or return false to prevent the anchor's natural event.
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