Why is Confluence blocking execution of onclick=javascript... code within an {html} section?

I have code like this:

{html}<input type=button value="Open Jira" onclick="javascript:open.window('http://jira.__.com')" /> {html}

Confluence shows the button, but when you click it, nothing happens. View Source in my browser shows the code is there. When I put this code in a plain HTML page it works. Confluence seems to be blocking it. Our administrator confirmed that all options are "enabled" for the HTML pluging. Any ideas?

Thanks,

Kevin

3 answers

You need to call the open() method on the window object, not the other way around:

{html}&lt;input type=button value="Open Jira" onclick="javascript:window.open('http://jira.__.com')" /&gt; {html}

Hope this helps

Oops, thanks, but in fact, that was a typo in my original post - I was actually trying window.open(), but seeing the "nothing happens" behavior. Something appears to be blocking the execution of JS.

What version of Confluence are you using? I tested your code in 3.5.13 and 4.0 and it worked like expected. I just had to enable the html macro of the Confluence HTML Macros plugin which should be preinstalled in Confluence. Do you have the setting "JavaScript served in header" in Confluence Admin => General Configuration enabled?

I too would like to know how to use Javascript routines such as mouseover and onclick on Confluence pages.

Thanks for the tips. I'd done a recent installation and, in fact, the html macros were not enabled!

So this code works for me. I'm hoping to do something with images so if I can't figure it out, I'll probably be back begging for more help :)

But in the meantime thanks for the great community support and happy holidays!

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Posted Oct 24, 2018 in Confluence

Atlassian Research opportunity with Confluence templates

Do you use templates with Confluence? Take part in a remote 1-hr workshop. You'll receive USD $100 for your time!   We're looking for people to participate in a   remote 1-hr workshop...

1,525 views 25 14
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you