IE CSS/JS Problem

Greetings,

This page works as intended in Firefox 1.5, and for the most part in IE, the only problem being that when a tab is clicked, it does not take on the 'tabActive' CSS class. Can anyone point out what I'm missing?


<html>
<head>
<style>
#tabs a, #tabs a:link, #tabs a:visited {
      text-decoration: none; COLOR: #000099; BACKGROUND: white; BORDER-RIGHT: #000099 1px solid; PADDING-RIGHT: 2px; BORDER-TOP: #000099 1px solid; PADDING-LEFT: 2px; MARGIN: 0px; FONT: bold 11px verdana; BORDER-LEFT: #000099 1px solid; CURSOR: hand; BORDER-BOTTOM: #000099 1px solid; TEXT-ALIGN: center;
}

#tabs a:hover, #tabs a.tabActive:hover {
      COLOR: white; BACKGROUND: #000099;
}

#tabs a.tabActive {
      COLOR: #99ccff; BACKGROUND: #000099;
}
#tabCnt1, #tabCnt2, #tabCnt3 {display: block;}
</style>

<script language="javascript">
function getbyID(obj) {  // lazy getElementById();
   return document.getElementById(obj);
}

function last(str) {      // return last char from a string
   return str.substr(str.length-1);
}    

function set_div(idTab,bState) {
   return getbyID(idTab).style.display = bState ? 'block' : 'none';
}

function set_tab(idTab,bState) {
   return getbyID(idTab).className = bState ? 'tabActive' : 'tab';
}

function set_all(bState) {          
   var x = getbyID('tabs').getElementsByTagName('a');
   for (i=0;i<=x.length-2;i++) {
      set_div('tabCnt'+(i+1),bState);
      set_tab(x[i].id,false);
   }
   set_tab('allTabs',bState);
   return true;
}    
                 
function select_tab(idTab) {  
   if (idTab == 'allTabs') {
      set_all(true);
   } else {
      set_all(false);
      set_div('tabCnt'+last(idTab),true);
      set_tab(idTab,true);
   }
}
</script>
</head>
<body>
<div class="vtable" id="tabs" unselectable="on">
  <a class="tab" id="tabNum1" unselectable="on" onClick="javascript:select_tab(this.id);" href="#">General</a>
  <a class="tab" id="tabNum2" unselectable="on" onClick="javascript:select_tab(this.id);" href="#">Hardware</a>
  <a class="tab" id="tabNum3" unselectable="on" onClick="javascript:select_tab(this.id);" href="#">Software</a>
  <a class="tab" id="allTabs" unselectable="on" onClick="javascript:select_tab(this.id);" href="#">All Tabs</a>
</div>
<div id="tabCnt1" class="asdf">General</div>
<div id="tabCnt2" class="asdf">Hardware</div>
<div id="tabCnt3" class="asdf">Software</div>
</body>
</html>
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ZylochConnect With a Mentor Commented:
What you need is this:

#tabs a.tabActive:visited
{
    color: #99ccff;
    background: #000099;
}
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aprestoCommented:
what version of IT are you using?

Javascript compatability varies from borowser to browser
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TheKenmanAuthor Commented:
Using IE 6.
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TheKenmanAuthor Commented:
Odd, if I remove the HREF from the <A>, then the tabActive sticks, however the :hover breaks as does the cursor:hand. I guess I could script the mouseover but I'd like to keep that in CSS if possible.
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TheKenmanAuthor Commented:
Stupid IE, why must MS reinvent the wheel (when it's already been invented)...
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TheKenmanAuthor Commented:
Wonderful, thanks!
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