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5:59 pm on Jun 25, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I am not a Frontpage fan and I need help in solving a problem. The style of my page is set so that when a user moves over a hyperlink it changes colour and underlines the link. However.......this works on some links and not other....but if I remove the links that dont work entirely and then put it back in..... it works????
Any thoughts on how I can remedy this without redoing all my links?

Please help
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6:13 pm on June 25, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Right click outside of any tables and you should see a "Page Properties" option. Click it, then select the "Background" tab from the menu.

This will let you reset all of your links (hyperlink, visited link, active link) to whatever color(s) you want.

Also, if you don't do this already, you ought double check your code to make sure you don't have extra font tags or link colors in there. (You can do it in Frontpage by clicking the "HTML" tab at the bottom of the screen)

Cheers!

6:26 pm on June 25, 2002 (gmt 0)

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I've done that already....well actually did not use that feature but inputted this code in here:

<style><!-- a:link, a:visited, a:active { text-decoration: none; } a:hover { text-decoration: underline; color: #009BE6 ; } --></style>

and it works for some not others?

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Hi Tarquin,

Do you usually edit in "normal" mode, as opposed to HTML view? Sometimes when you highlight things to cut and paste them - the HTML gets truncated and you end up pasting dud HTML sorta thing.

If you go to view > reveal tags, can you see any broken <a> tags? Also, there may be some dud HTML generated by FP, you never know....check out the source code and see whats up.

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Brotherhood of Lan - You are a genius!

I normally do some in normal view and some in HTML view.....but caught the problem from your suggestion.
Thank you!

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Glad you found the problem! One other thing I like to use (especially when I'm fixing code that I didn't write) is to use a free HTML checker tool thingie (the technical term).

I especially like Doctor HTML [www2.imagiware.com]. It's picky and finds every little thing ... even things I wouldn't bother to 'fix.' One of my coworkers is notorious for open-tags-without-close-tags ... Doctor HTML finds them all for me so I don't have to go hunting.

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Cheers Hawkgirl!

I was thinking of going along those lines - kinda cheating I guess but if it gonna save me time - I'm up for that!

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it is absolutely NOT cheating. People who write a lot of documents have spelling and grammar control built in to their software (e.g., MS Word) ... why can't coders have a checker? There's nothing wrong with it ... plus it can really save your tail if you've got some broken code and you just can't figure it out for the life of you!

So, Tarquin - is your name a Python reference?

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I guess.....you should take a look at the code I am working on....gave me a heartattack!

Tarquin - not a python reference, old nickname from school that stuck!

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Another option worth looking at is TagCheck at www.tafweb.com. It checks for any mistakes, shows you where they are and how to correct them.
It's my prefered bit of tool.
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> <style><!-- a:link, a:visited, a:active { text-decoration: none; } a:hover { text-decoration: underline; color: #009BE6 ; } --></style>

Tarquin...

Important Note: The a:hover must be placed after the a:link and a:visited Rules, since otherwise the cascading Rules will hide the color property of the a:hover Rule. Similarly, because a:active is placed after a:hover, the active color will apply when the user both activates and hovers over the a: element. For these four CSS Link Rules to work as intended, they must be in this order within your style sheet:

a:link
a:visited
a:hover
a:active