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What are Active Links?

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In the Dreamweaver page properties, I know what links are, and what visited links are but I am unsure as to what active links refer to.

Can someone explain the differences please.
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Active link is a property that is supported partially in IE4 and more fully in IE5.  The active link is the link that is currently active on the page, or the link that displayed the content you are currently viewing.  You can see this with layers, where by clicking on a link, it displays a new layer and the active link (the one that displayed the layer) retains the active link styles that you have defined.  With IE5, the active link is actually carried forward to the next page and also works in framesets.  This property does not work in NS.

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One more comment, the active link is a way of showing state without having to code it.  One of the most common usages is to have the active link a different color in the menu so that the users will know which menu selection they are currently on.
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That clears it up ..thanks.
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glad to be of service
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