JavaScript's adds to url

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I am using MVC3 and jQuery. I am trying to open an external website. I am using the click event (and not a link) because I have some custom logic that will add values to a query string of the external site it is calling.

The JavaScript function is opening a new window, however it is pre-pending the original website's URL to the begining of the external website's URL.

Here is the jQuery code I am using:

$(function () {
        $("#btnTransfer").click(function () {

The new window opens with the URL of:

Any ideas?

I have tried using _blank as the name.


  1. Post:27

    Re: JavaScript's adds to url

    Your slashes are backwards:'http:\\');

    should be'');

    with the wrong slashes it would be interpreted as a relative url.