How to bind Events on Ajax loaded Content?

I have a link, myLink, that should insert AJAX-loaded content into a div (appendedContainer) of my HTML page. The problem is that the click event I have bound with jQuery is not being executed on the newly loaded content which is inserted into the appendedContainer. The click event is bound on DOM elements that are not loaded with my AJAX function.

What do I have to change, such that the event will be bound?

My HTML:

<a class="LoadFromAjax" href="someurl">Load Ajax</a>
<div class="appendedContainer"></div>

My JavaScript:

$(".LoadFromAjax").on("click", function(event) {
    event.preventDefault();
    var url = $(this).attr("href"),
        appendedContainer = $(".appendedContainer");

    $.ajax({
    url: url,
    type : 'get',
    complete : function( qXHR, textStatus ) {
        if (textStatus === 'success') {
            var data = qXHR.responseText
            appendedContainer.hide();
            appendedContainer.append(data);
            appendedContainer.fadeIn();
        }
      }
    });

});

$(".mylink").on("click", function(event) { alert("new link clicked!");});

The content to be loaded:

<div>some content</div>
<a class="mylink" href="otherurl">Link</a>

Answer

Use event delegation for dynamically created elements:

$(document).on("click", '.mylink', function(event) { 
    alert("new link clicked!");
});

This does actually work, here’s an example where I appended an anchor with the class .mylink instead of datahttp://jsfiddle.net/EFjzG/

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