firstChild works in ie but not ff

function deactivate_main_menu_item(elmnt)
{
      elmnt.style.backgroundColor = "#C1C1C1";
      elmnt.firstChild.style.color = "black";
}

The above function works fine in ie but not in ff, the td background colour changes but then the href color does not change.
shaun_hesterAsked:
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Michel PlungjanIT ExpertCommented:
Show the call and what you are calling it from

If you have whitespace, then that is the fristChild in FF
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shaun_hesterAuthor Commented:
td onmouseover="activate_main_menu_item(this)" onmouseout="deactivate_main_menu_item(this)">
      <a HREF="default.asp">Home</a>
</td>
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shaun_hesterAuthor Commented:
ok so i've changed the above line to

<td onmouseover="activate_main_menu_item(this)" onmouseout="deactivate_main_menu_item(this)"><a HREF="default.asp">Home</a></td>

with no spaces and works perfectly.

So my next question is how do i use the td element as the root and find all href nodes?
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Michel PlungjanIT ExpertCommented:
Like this:
<table>
<td><a href="#">Test0</a></td>
<td>
<a href="#">Test1</a>
<a href="#">Test2</a>
<a href="#">Test3</a>
</td>
<td>
<a href="#">Testa</a>
<a href="#">Testb</a>
<a href="#">Testc</a>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
<script>
var table = document.getElementsByTagName('table')[0]
var secondCell = table.rows[0].cells[1];
var links = secondCell.getElementsByTagName("a");
alert(links.length+':'+links[2].innerHTML)
</script>

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Michel PlungjanIT ExpertCommented:
Or in your case

<script>
function showSiblingLinks(link) {
  var links = link.parentNode.getElementsByTagName("a");
  alert(links.length+':'+links[2].innerHTML)
return false
}
</script>
 
 
<table>
<td><a href="#">Test0</a></td>
<td>
<a href="#">Test1</a>
<a href="#">Test2</a>
<a href="#" onClick="return showSiblingLinks(this)">Test3</a>
</td>
<td>
<a href="#">Testa</a>
<a href="#" onClick="return showSiblingLinks(this)">Testb</a>
<a href="#">Testc</a>
</td>
</tr>
</table>

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