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How can I enforce a visited link style on an anchor tag which opens a new window? This anchor tag looks like:

<a href="#" onclick="..." class="visLink">myTxt</a>

In my .css file I have:

a.visLink {FONT-FAMILY:verdana,ARIAL,helvetica,palatino,sans-serif;FONT-SIZE: 11px;color:#001271 ;font-weight:medium; text-decoration: none}
a:hover.visLink {color: #FFA500; text-decoration: none;}
a.visited.visLink {color: #999999; text-decoration: none;}

Trial an error has told me if there is not a page referenced in the 'href' part of the anchor tag the active ('a.visLink') style addopts the visited ('a.visited.visLink') style.

Very strange...Any ways around this?

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Hi Matt,
I am looking for something similar. Did you resolve this issue by chance?

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I didn't follow the color thing really. You have styling neither for :link nor :active.

But why don't you have the URL to the pop-up page in the href? You should, color issues or not. Please read this page.:)
http://evolt.org/Links_and_JavaScrip...her_in_Harmony


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adamcherochak - if you build your anchor tag like <a href="#" its not possible to apply a visited style. The href need a page reference for it to stick.

;;;You have styling neither for :link nor :active.
Hi meow - I dont use these styles in my CSS. I am only interested in what I have used. After seeing your post I put them in place to see if it made a difference, it doesnt. I have always thought these, as are other styles, are optional.

I had a read of you link in relation to the <a href="#" thing. An interesting link, cheers for that. I have always used the #. Whats other opinions on this, is it a bad practice? The link you gave mentions this is very common practice. It doesnt say exactly why its bad practice, whats the issue with it?


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quote:Hi meow - I dont use these styles in my CSS. I am only interested in what I have used. After seeing your post I put them in place to see if it made a difference, it doesnt. I have always thought these, as are other styles, are optional.
If you are satisfied with browsers defaults that may or may not fit with the colors you do specify.

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I have never experienced any default styles like you suggest. EG the following two styles:

a.smLink {FONT-FAMILY:verdana,ARIAL,helvetica,palatino,sans-serif;FONT-SIZE: 11px;color:#999999; font-weight:normal; text-decoration: none}
a:hover.smLink {FONT-FAMILY:verdana,ARIAL,helvetica,palatino,sans-serif;FONT-SIZE: 11px; color:#cccccc; font-weight:normal; text-decoration: none;}

Are whats in place for the page footer navigation at www.elitemarquees.com.au

There are no styles being experienced other that the ones have asked for. How about your browser, can you see for example some default active link style?

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As far as I can see the issue pointed out on the link you posted is a problem for users with javascript disabled. I have always had a bit of a lazy attitide towards these users. I see your point now, as mentioned above a useful read, cheers...

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OK. Too lazy for Google too?

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What do you mean to lazy for Google?

;;;I guess you have to live with your problems then. Cheers!
I dont claim to be a CSS expert, I only ever ask questions in this area. Hence the reason for my initial post and susequent questions.

You having a bad day meow?

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Not at all. I'm lazy too you see and since the problem isn't mine I don't have to deal with it. If you wait another month maybe someone else with a minute to spare comes along.

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