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wincode
08-31-2010, 02:30 AM
What are some reasons why a browser might not read an html link tag (<a href="">link</a>)

Links within one of the <div> tags isn't working. The text "link" is showing, but it's not linking to anywhere.

Any help is appreciated.

Doctor_Varney
08-31-2010, 02:44 AM
Any number of reasons. Could be a misspelling or a tag not closed. Instead of imagining we're all psychic, why not post the offending bit of code, so we can have a look?

In the meantime, run it through the validator (http://www.w3schools.com/site/site_validate.asp) and see if anything comes up. That often fixes these hard to spot human errors.

Dr. V

wincode
08-31-2010, 03:50 AM
I found the mistake. Thanks a lot for your help :)

wincode
08-31-2010, 07:29 AM
Hmm, it's not working again :(
Here's the code:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
"http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" lang="en" xml:lang="en">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="featured.css" />
<link rel="stylesheet" href="/template/style.css" type="text/css">
<title>Member list</title>
<META NAME="description" CONTENT="site">
<META NAME="keywords" CONTENT="site">
<style type="text/css">

body{
margin:0;
padding:0;
line-height: 1.5em;
background-color: #f1f1f1;
}

b{font-size: 110%;}
em{color: red;}

#maincontainer{
width: 1000px;
margin: 0 auto;

}

#topsection{
height:142px;
}



#menus{
height: 42px;
max-width:1000px;
margin: 0 auto;
border-bottom: 1px solid #ddd;
background-image: url('/template/menus3.gif');
font-size: 16px;
}

#topsectioninside{
width:1000px;
margin: 0 auto;
border-bottom: 1px solid #ddd;
}

#topsection h1{
margin: 0;
padding-top: 15px;
}

#contentwrapper{
float: left;
width: 100%;

}

#contentcolumn{
margin-left: 210px;
min-width: 750px;
}

#leftcolumn{
float: left;
width: 210px;
margin-left: -100%;
}

#profilewrap{
float: left;
width: 100%;

}

#profilenamewrap{
padding-left: 5px;
margin-left: 70px;
min-width: 200px;
min-height: 80px;
}

#profilepicwrap{
float: left;
width: 70px;
margin-left: -100%;
}

#profilemain{
width: 400px;
margin: 0 auto;

}



#colmain{
width: 750px;
margin: 0 auto;
}
#colwrap{
float: left;
width: 100%;
}

#col2{
margin: 0 200px 0 50px;
background: #C8FC98;
}

#col1{
float: left;
width: 50px;
margin-left: -750px;
background: #C8FC98;
}

#col3{
float: left;
width: 200px;
margin-left: -200px;
background: #FDE95E;
}






#footer{
clear: left;
width: 1000px;
background: #eee;
border-top:1px solid #ddd;
height:42px;
margin: 0 auto;
text-align: center;

}


.innertube{
margin: 10px;
margin-top: 5px;
a:link {color: #ffffff;}
a:visited {color: #ffffff;}
a:active {color: #ffffff;}

}

</style>



</head>
<body>

<div id="topsection"><div id="topsectioninside">
<div id="header">

<div id="logo"><a href="index.php"><img src="/template/logo.png" /></a></div>
<div id="search_header">
<strong><a href="/task/login.htm">Log-in</a> | <a href="/task/register.htm">Register</a></strong>
</div>
<div id="down"></div></div>

<div id="menus">
<center><a href="index.php">Home</a>
| <a href="/task/search.htm">Search</a>
| <a href="/task/members.htm">Profiles</a>
| <a href="/task/links.htm">Links</a>
|&nbsp;<a href="/task/videos.htm">Videos</a>

<a href="/task/members.htm">Member list</a></center></div>
</div>
</div>



<div id="maincontainer">



<div id="contentwrapper">
<div id="contentcolumn">

<div class="innertube"><a href="http://www.website.com/">Link</a>
</div>
</div>
</div>

<div id="leftcolumn">
<div id="profilemain">
<div id="profilewrap">
<div id="profilenamewrap">
<a href="/profile/Firstname-Lastname.htm"><b>Firstname Lastname</b></a>
<br/><a href="profile/Firstname-Lastname.htm">Profile</a> <br/>
<a href="task/messages.htm">Messages</a> (0) <br/>

</div>
</div>
<div id="profilepicwrap">
<a href="/profile/Firstname-Lastname.htm">
<img src="/avatars/profilepicture.jpg" width="70px" height="70px"/>
</a>
</div>
</div><br/><a href="/login.php?action=logout">Log-out</a> <br/>
</div>
</div>



<div id="footer">
Footer
</div>
</body>
</html>

I hope you can help please, anyone, and thanks a lot for your time.

cineweekly.com
08-31-2010, 07:53 AM
I'm scanning the code but it would help if you noted which link I'm looking for.

Also, is there any specific reason you use .htm instead of .html?

wincode
08-31-2010, 08:15 AM
Oh sorry, I forgot!
The link that doesn't work is
<a href="http://www.website.com/">Link</a>

And no reason in using .htm. I'm using a script that had the pages as .htm

wincode
08-31-2010, 08:36 AM
It seems like it only doesn't work in firefox right now.

met
08-31-2010, 11:19 AM
css

look



.innertube {
margin: 10px;
margin-top: 5px;
a:link {
color: #ffffff;
}

a:visited { color: #ffffff; }

a:active { color: #ffffff; }
}
</style>



your curly bracers are messed up

fix this

in fact most of your css is farily mesed up

#leftcolumn is 221px wide yet you have elements inside it that are over 400px;

#profilemain is pushing itself on top of the "link" that isn't working, remove this, link is fine.

i'd have a rethink about what you're trying to achieve here, the markup is messy

hotstarpromo
08-31-2010, 10:05 PM
Hey did you fix it?

wincode
09-01-2010, 01:44 AM
Yup, all fixed :)



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