lucy24 - 4:02 am on Aug 11, 2011 (gmt 0)
What do you mean by "doesn't show up"? Do you mean that the link isn't highlighted the way your browser would normally highlight links? Or that the whole package from <a to </a> is invisible? Or that nothing happens when you click on it?
Before you look at your site "live", look at the files on your own hard drive. (Apparently a lot of people hereabouts skip this step.) You can open local files in any browser. If the behavior is different in local files than in your "live" files, the problem is not in the html.
This is not an htaccess problem, but let's ask anyway. Where does your htaccess come from? Is it generated by the software and installed without any action on your part? Or generated by your site host? Can you edit it? Do you even have an htaccess?
Oh and, er, I assume there's a CSS in there somewhere. But since you're not setting an <a class... and your browser doesn't know that it's your own site, it shouldn't make any difference.