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<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <title>Document</title>
</head>
<body>
    <h3>when clicking links below, show the number of its sequence</h3>
    <ul>
        <li><a href="#">link #0</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">link #1</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">link #2</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">link #3</a></li>
        <li><a href="#">link #4</a></li>
    </ul>
</body>
</html>
var links = document.getElementsByTagName("ul")[0].getElementsByTagName("a");

for (var i = 0, l = links.length; i < l; i++) {
    links[i].onclick = function (e) {
        e.preventDefault();
        alert("You click link #" + i);        
    }
}