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Is there a way in Javascript to change a link to visited?  I have the following style:
a.external:visited {
      text-decoration:none;
      color:ffffff;
      font-weight:bold
}
a.external:active {
      text-decoration:none;
      color:ffff00;
      font-weight:bold
}
a.external:link {
      text-decoration:none;
      color:ffffff;
      font-weight:bold
}

to have the active link in yellow, with all others (in this class) in white.  This part works correctly.

Now I want one link to start as yellow then behave as the external class does above.

It seems easiest to be able to "click" that link onLoad to make it visited.

Anyone have any ideas or a different solution?

Thanks!
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Question by:kkbenj
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by:dorward
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You can not change the visited state of a link with JavaScript.

You could do something like:

<a href="whatever" class="yellow" onmousedown="this.class='external';" onkeydown="this.class='external';">

although I'm not entirely clear what you want to achieve or why.
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Rouchie earned 2000 total points
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If you want the link text to stay as VISITED, you can alter the order in which you declare the styles.  Link styles are declared in reverse-order of importance, so the last option always take priority over the previous one etc.

I'm not entirely sure what you're trying to achieve, but try this, then post some more details if required;

a.external:active {
     text-decoration:none;
     color:ffff00;
     font-weight:bold
}
a.external:link {
     text-decoration:none;
     color:ffffff;
     font-weight:bold
}
a.external:visited {
     text-decoration:none;
     color:ffffff;
     font-weight:bold
}

If you need to use the :hover class, also use this before the :visited one.
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by:CoolATIGuy
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kkbenj,

Please deal with this old thread...


CoolATIGuy
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