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DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EVENT.PREVENTDEFAULT() AND RETURN FALSE IN JQUERY.

Difference between event.preventDefault() and return false in jQuery.

return false from within a jQuery event handler is effectively the same as calling both e.preventDefault and e.stopPropagation on the passed jQuery.Event object.
e.preventDefault() will prevent the default event from occuring, e.stopPropagation() will prevent the event from bubbling up and return false will do both.
Note that this behavior differs from normal (non-jQuery) event handlers, in which, notably, return false does not stop the event from bubbling up.