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Hi there!

When I define:

#divNavigation li a:hover
{
background-image: url(../tableleftdown.gif);
color: #336699;
}

in my Master.css page it works as expected, that is, when the mouse goes through the Navigation link, the image appears and the color of the text is altered.

What I would like to know is how to make EXACTLY the same effect to the Navigation link where the user is (that is, to indicate the page the user is).  

I have already tried to create

#divNavigation li a:current
{
 background-image: url(../tableleftdown.gif);
 color: #336699;
}

and

#divNavigation li a:active
{
 background-image: url(../tableleftdown.gif);
 color: #336699;
}

and nothing happens.

Thanks,
fskilnik
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CSS cannot determine what page the user is currently on.

the only states available on links are :link, :visited, :hover and :active (this is the color when you click your mouse on the link to the point that you release the mouse)

to do what you're after, either through server side code or in the HTML give the current page a class

eg.

<div id="divNavigation">
<ul>
<li><a href="xyz.htm" class="current">xyz</a></li>
<li><a href="xyz.htm" >xyz</a></li>
<li><a href="xyz.htm" >xyz</a></li>
</ul>


now in your css do this;

#divNavigation li a:hover, #divNavigation li a.current
{
background-image: url(../tableleftdown.gif);
color: #336699;
}
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by:fskilnik
ID: 18809297
Great explanation, great answer.

100% successfull.     :)

Thanks A LOT, VirusMinus!!
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