Ian Steffy Ian Steffy - 1 year ago 132
AngularJS Question

href and ng-click do not work in the same tag on Mobile

href and ng-click are not both called if used in the same or overlapping tags in Mobile but work perfectly on the desktop. My guess is

is what is breaking this.


<a href="/" ng-click="playSound()"> link </a>


<div ng-click="playSound()">
<a href="/"> link </a>

Both href and ng-click are called in Desktop views but only called
using mobile's touch.

What I want to achieve: I want to be able to link to the next page and also call the playSound() function on touch. Currently, ng-click overrides href on touch and I am never linked to the next page.

Answer Source

I have run into the same issue and found the answer here.

In a nutshell, you can have multiple directives with the same name and both will get run when they are called. this allows you to write a custom directive, also called ng-click, which requires less work than going through all of your links and moving the redirect to the function called by ng-click.

Here's the code:

angular.module('ngClick', function( $location ) {
  return {
    link: function(scope, elem, attrs) {
      if(attrs.href) {
        elem.on('touchend', function() {
    priority: 1

For me, it was simple enough to move the redirect into my function and redirect the page using $location:

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