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Adding underline to a link on hover after pressing it

Posted on 2006-10-30
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Hello,

I've added a class to some of the links in my site - "articleText" as follows:

A:hover.articleText
{
      color: #000000;
      TEXT-DECORATION: underline;
}

A:link.articleText
{
      COLOR: #000000;
      TEXT-DECORATION: none;
}

A:visited.articleText
{
      COLOR: #000000;
      TEXT-DECORATION: none;
}

A:active.articleText
{
      COLOR: #000000;
      TEXT-DECORATION: none;
}

What i want to do is add an underline to a link only on hover.
The problem is that before pressing the hyperlink, It behaves as expected but after pressing the link i am redirected to another page. When i get back to the original page, I don't see an underline on hover anymore. I guess that "visited" takes over.
How can i keep showing the underline on hover, after pressing the link?

Thanks,
Dana
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Question by:Relegence
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GrandSchtroumpf earned 300 total points
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All your selectors have the same specificity, so order matters.
Since :visited is declared after :hover, :visited will override :hover.
It's better to use this:

/* common definitions */
a.articleText {
     color: #000000;
     text-decoration: none;
}

/* hover definitions */
a.articleText:hover {
     text-decoration: underline;
}

This way, your 2 selectors have different specificity and you can place them in whatever order you want.
Also, it avoids a lot of redundancy which makes the code shorter and easier to maintain.

Finally, you probably don't want to set a class on each link.  Instead, you can set a class on some container and use longer selectors for your css:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<title>Test</title>
<style type="text/css">

body {
  background: #eee;
  color: #000;
}

p.articleText {
     color: #888;
}

p.articleText a {
     color: #000000;
     text-decoration: none;
}

p.articleText a:hover {
     color: #000000;
     text-decoration: underline;
}

</style>
</head>
<body>
      
<p class="articleText">
Lorem <a href="http://www.google.com/">ipsum</a> dolor <a href="http://www.google.com/">sit amet</a>, consectetuer adipiscing elit.
</p>

</body>
</html>
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by:Relegence
ID: 17833213
Thanks a lot!!!
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