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anchor tags not working for ie3

Posted on 1998-09-14
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Can anyone explain to me why these achor tags in the html below would not work on IE3. I can not figure out the problem, becuase it seemed to work  a week ago and all of sudden decided to stop. I know if works on netscape and ie4.
I also tested other anchors on my version of ie3 and they work fine, just not on the html code below.

tia

-arthur


<html>
<head>
<title>ARTICLE</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
<style type="text/css">
<!--
a {  text-decoration: none}
-->
</style><link rel="stylesheet" href="article.css"></head>

<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" background="bACK.gif" link="#FF6600">

<table border="0" width="87%">
  <tr>
    <td width="24%">&nbsp;</td>
    <td width="74%"><b><font color="#FF0000">ARTICLE LIST SCREEN</font></b></td>
    <td width="2%">&nbsp;</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td width="24%" align="LEFT" valign="TOP">
      <p><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#FFFFFF"><a href="main.htm">HOME</a><br>
        <a href="installation.htm">INSTALLATION</a><br>
        <font color="#FFFF80"><b>ARTICLES<br>
        </b>&nbsp;&nbsp;ARTICLE LIST<br>
        </font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#FFFFFF"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#FFFFFF"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#FFFFFF"><font color="#FFFF80">&nbsp;&nbsp;</font></font><font color="#FFFF80">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="#insert" style="text-decoration:none; color:#ffffff">INSERT</a></font></font><font color="#FFFFFF">
        </font><font color="#FFFF80"><font color="#FFFFFF"><br>
        </font></font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#FFFFFF"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#FFFFFF"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#FFFFFF"><font color="#FFFF80">&nbsp;&nbsp;</font></font><font color="#FFFF80">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</font></font><a href="#DELETE" style="text-decoration:none; color:#ffffff">DELETE</a><font color="#FFFF80"><font color="#FFFFFF"><br>
        </font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#FFFFFF"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#FFFFFF"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#FFFFFF"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#FFFFFF"><font color="#FFFF80">&nbsp;&nbsp;</font></font><font color="#FFFF80">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<a href="#edit" style="text-decoration:none; color:#ffffff">&nbsp;</a></font></font><a href="#edit" style="text-decoration:none; color:#ffffff"><font color="#FFFF80"><font color="#FFFFFF">EDIT
        </font></font></a></font></font><br>
        </font></font></font></font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#FFFFFF"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#FFFFFF"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#FFFFFF"><font color="#FFFF80"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#FFFFFF"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#FFFFFF"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#FFFFFF"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#FFFFFF"><font color="#FFFF80">&nbsp;&nbsp;</font></font><font color="#FFFF80">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</font></font><font color="#FFFF80"><font color="#FFFFFF"><a href="#views" style="text-decoration:none; color:#ffffff">VIEWS</a><br>
        </font><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#FFFFFF"><font color="#FFFF80">&nbsp;&nbsp;<font color="#FFFFFF">
            <a href="editarticle.htm" style="text-decoration:none; color=#FFffff">
          EDIT
        ARTICLE</a><b> </b></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font></font><br>
        <a href="event.htm">EVENTS</a><br>
        <a href="class.htm">CLASSIFIEDS</a><br>
        <a href="menu.htm">MENU</a><br>
        <a href="headlines.htm">HEADLINES</a><br>
          <a href="approve.htm">APPROVAL</a><br><p>
            <form name="formdetails" Action="/enn/ennhelp/search/idxqry.asp" method=POST>
            <font size="-1">HELP SEARCH</font>
            <Input Type=Hidden Name="FormScope" Value="/enn/ennhelp">
            <Input Type=Hidden Name="PageSize" Value="10">
            <Input Type=Hidden Name="MaxRecords" value="300">
            <Input Type=Hidden Name="Title" Value="ENN HELP SEARCH RESULTS">
            <Input Type=Text Name="Querytxt" size=12>
            <input type="image" src="/intratool/gobutton.gif" border=0 align="absbottom">
            </form>
      <p>
      <form name="formdetails" Action="/enn/ennhelp/search/idxqry.asp" method=POST>
      </form>
      </font>
<p>&nbsp;</p>
      <p><br>
        <br>
        <br>
        <br>
        <br>
      </p>
    </td>
    <td width="74%" align="LEFT" valign="TOP">
      <div align="LEFT">
        <p>&nbsp;
        <p><a name="top"></a><br>
          <br>
          <font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"><b>Click on an Area to get
          more details. <img src="Artcllis.jpg" width="480" height="350" usemap="#LIST" border="0"><br>
          </b></font>
        <p>&nbsp;
        <p>&nbsp;
        <p><a name="insert"><br>
          <b><font color="#333333">Insert</font></b><br>
          </a>
        <p><br>
          The Insert button is used when a new story is to be entered. It will
          launch the Article Editor and allow the user to Cut and Paste text from
          documents into the editor. Please view the &quot;Edit Article&quot;
          section for more details on inserting an article.<br>
          <a href="#top" style="text-decoration:none; color=#FF3300">Return to
          top</a>
        <p>&nbsp;
        <p><a name="DELETE"></a><br>
          <b>Delete</b><br>
          The Delete button is used to remove unwanted articles from the database.
          This would mainly be used if a user submitted an article that was not
          confirmed or was not approved to be on ENN. Articles that were in production
          and expire should not be deleted. These are kept in the database for
          archiving purposes. The editor does have the ability to delete these
          articles, so caution must be taken when using the delete button.<br>
          <font color="#FF0000"><br>
          </font>
        <p><font color="#FF0000">To Delete an unwanted article: <br>
          <font color="#400040">1) Highlight the article you wish to delete. The
          article should be highlighted.(See Fig 1)</font></font></p>
        <p><font color="#FF0000"><img src="delete1.jpg" width="479" height="133"><font size="-1">fig
          1</font> </font></p>
        <p><font color="#400040">2</font>) Click on the Delete button. A confirmation
          message will appear asking if you are sure you want to delete the article
          selected.(See Fig 2) This is where you make sure that you are not deleting
          an archived article. Once you are sure you want to delete the article,
          click on &quot;Yes&quot;.</p>
        <p><img src="delete2.jpg" width="353" height="119"><font color="#FF0000"><br>
          <font size="-1">fi</font>g 2<br>
          <br>
          </font>Once you click &quot;Yes&quot; the article will be delete from
          the database. A confirmation message will appear letting you know that
          &quot;The Entry has been deleted&quot;</p>
        <p><a href="#top" style="text-decoration:none; color=#FF3300">Return to
          top</a></p>
        <p><a name="edit"></a><br>
          <b>Edit <br>
          </b>The Edit button is used to work with existing articles. When the
          edit button is clicked, an &quot;Edit Article&quot; form is loaded with
          the article information. <br>
          <a href="#top" style="text-decoration:none; color=#FF3300">Return to
          top</a></p>
        <p><br>
          To edit an article:<br>
          1) First select the article you want to edit in the article listing.
          Once you select and article it should be highlighted. (See fig 3)<br>
          <img src="delete1.jpg" width="479" height="133"><br>
          <br>
          2) Once the article is highlighted in blue you have two ways of editing
          it. Click on the &quot;Edit&quot; button on the lower right or &quot;Double
          Click&quot; on the article in the &quot;Article Listing.&quot; <br>
          <br>
          <a href="#top" style="text-decoration:none; color=#FF3300">Return to
          top</a><br>
          <br>
          <a name="views"></a><br>
          <b>Views <br>
          </b>The views section is used to find a certain type of article in the
          database. There are currently 5 views with a search button to find any
          article that is not encapsulated within the views. When a view is selected,
          the article list is updated with the specific article for that view.
          <b>The article list in limited to display only 100 articles at one time.
          </b> </p>
        <p><a href="#top" style="text-decoration:none; color=#FF3300">Return to
          top</a></p>
        <p>&nbsp; </p>
        <p><a name="prod"></a><br>
        </p>
        <p>&nbsp; </p>
        <p>&nbsp; </p>
        <p><b>In Production<br>
          </b>This view is used to show the articles that are currently published
          on the ENN website. The criteria used for this view is the following:
          List all the articles that are confirmed and approved and have a Start
          Publication Date<b> </b>that is less than or equal to Today's date,
          and have an End Publication Date that is less than tomorrow's date.<br>
          <br>
          <a href="#top" style="text-decoration:none; color=#FF3300">Return to
          top</a><br>
          <br>
          <a name="expire"></a><br>
          <b>To Be Expired<br>
          </b>This view is used to show the articles that will expire from the
          website within one week. Since articles expire without any notification,
          this view is helpful to make sure you will have replacement articles
          on the website the next day. The criteria used for this view is the
          following: &quot;List all the articles that are confirmed and approved
          and have a Start Publication Date<b> </b>that is less than or equal
          to today's date, and have an End Publication Date that is one week greater
          than today's date.</p>
        <p><a href="#top" style="text-decoration:none; color=#FF3300">Return to
          top</a></p>
        <p><a name="nota"></a><br>
          <b>Not Approved<br>
          </b>This view is used to show the articles that are not approved. These
          articles are usually articles that are ready for production, but await
          final approval from the editor or site owner.</p>
        <p><a href="#top" style="text-decoration:none; color=#FF3300">Return to
          top</a></p>
        <p><a name="notc"></a><br>
          <b>Not Confirmed<br>
          </b>This view is used to show the articles that are not confirmed. These
          are articles that are submitted through the ENN submission Webpages.
          Before they can be confirmed, the editor must validate the article by
          contacting the user.</p>
        <p><a href="#top" style="text-decoration:none; color=#FF3300">Return to
          top</a></p>
        <p><a name="ups"></a><br>
          <b>Upcoming Articles<br>
          </b>This view is used to show the articles that are approved, but have
          a future start publication date. This is helpful for viewing incoming
          weekly articles. The criteria used for this view is the following: &quot;List
          all the articles that are confirmed and approved and have a Start Publication
          Date<b> </b>that is are between today's date and a week from today's
          date , and have an End Publication Date that is less than tomorrow's
          date.<a href="#top" style="text-decoration:none; color=#FF3300">Return
          to top</a></p>
        <p>&nbsp;</p>
        <p><a name="search"></a> <br>
          <b>Search <br>
          </b>This function is used to find an article that does not fit into
          any of the views or to find archived articles. When you click on &quot;Search&quot;,
          an input box will appear. (See Fig 4) Enter the article title or a key
          word that would appear in the article then click OK once you are complete.
          If no articles are found during the search you will be asked if you
          want to try a new search. Click &quot;No&quot; if you do not wish to
          search again. Once your search is completed, the article list will be
          updated with all the articles that contained the search text you entered.</p>
        <p><br>
          <img src="search.gif" width="363" height="145"> <br>
          (fig 4)<br>
        </p>
        <p><a href="#top" style="text-decoration:none; color=#FF3300">Return to
          top</a> <br>
          <br>
        </p>
        <p>&nbsp; </p>
        <p><br>
          <br>
          <b><br>
          </b></p>
        <p>&nbsp;</p>
        <p>&nbsp;</p>
        <p><font color="#FF0000"><br>
          </font> </p>
        <p>&nbsp;
      </div>
    </td>
    <td width="2%">&nbsp;</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td width="24%">&nbsp;</td>
    <td width="74%">&nbsp;</td>
    <td width="2%">&nbsp;</td>
  </tr>
</table>
<map name="LIST">
  <area shape="rect" coords="30,238,112,248" href="#views">
  <area shape="rect" coords="48,319,99,329" href="#search">
  <area shape="rect" coords="39,300,114,310" href="#ups">
  <area shape="rect" coords="40,286,112,297" href="#notc">
  <area shape="rect" coords="40,275,111,285" href="#nota">
  <area shape="rect" coords="39,251,109,261" href="#prod">
  <area shape="rect" coords="44,264,98,272" href="#expire">
  <area shape="rect" coords="17,38,437,158" href="#edit">
  <area shape="rect" coords="346,272,401,298" href="#edit">
  <area shape="rect" coords="290,270,348,297" href="#DELETE">
  <area shape="rect" coords="233,269,290,299" href="#insert">
  <area shape="default" href="#nota">
</map>
</body>
</html>





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by:jbirk
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Try putting the <A NAME="bla"></A> around actual text like:
<A NAME="bla">&nbsp;</A>
This may help.

Also there is a lot of garbage code in this document.  It's possible that there is some strange error which the garbage code is triggering and causes the side effect you experienced.  Try cleaning up all the garbage.  For example:
<font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#FFFFFF"><font face="Arial,
    Helvetica, sans-serif" color="#FFFFFF"><font face="Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"
    color="#FFFFFF"><font color="#FFFF80">&nbsp;&nbsp;</font></font><font
    color="#FFFF80">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</font></font>
has no effect except a few spaces.  You could use:
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; to get the same effect.

-Josh
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by:rafistern
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When you say they don't work, what do you mean? Does the map work? Do the return to top work? Please give more details.
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by:rafistern
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The areas nos 9 and 10 are overlapping
  <area shape="rect" coords="346,272,401,298" href="#edit">
  <area shape="rect" coords="290,270,348,297" href="#DELETE">

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by:vbguy
ID: 1837660
HI,

I tried putting anchor tags around the text, but it does not work still for ie3.   When I mean it does not work, I mean when I try to click on either a link or map that points to an anchor instead of going the place in the page it just stays onthe top.

-arthur

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by:rafistern
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How about the overlapping areas?
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by:jbirk
ID: 1837662
Does it jump up to the top no matter where you click?  What I mean is when you click on an anchor that links within the page, does it jump up to the top of the document or does it just stay there without moving?
If this is happening, then the link is getting picked up but it doesn't know where to go in the document because it isn't finding an anchor name for that link, or it has two named the same.  Did you try cleaning the code up?  This could make a difference.  Also, does IE 3 even support that kind of map?  I thought you had to use the server side kind of map?  So those links wouldn't work if it didn't support that kind of map.

-Josh
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idcjavateam earned 200 total points
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Just a quick look,
Style Sheets not supported very well in IE3.
2nd, your font element overides the body link color, thefore the link is the same color
as the background.



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by:vbguy
ID: 1837664
Hi,

when I click on the link, it jumps up to the top all the time,
but I check all the anchors and there were no repeats.

I tried clean up the code that my editor created for me, but it did not help any.


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by:rafistern
ID: 1837665
If it jumps to the top it means that it has read the link but couldn't find the anchor.
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