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How to Change Link Font Color Inside a Table

Posted on 2007-11-21
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I have a table defined as follows:

<table width="950" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; FONT-FAMILY: Courier New">
<tr>
<td width='81' class='class2'><a target=madetail href=tec.php?action=commands>commands</a></td>
<td width='100' class='class2'><a target=madetail href=tec.php?action=list>list</a></td>
</tr>

What I would like to do is to change the font color for the links to white. I tried adding font color=white, but that did't work. Appreciate any guidance.
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Question by:dhite99
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by:Morcalavin
ID: 20328911
If you want to change just those links, you can add a class to your <style> tag.
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<script type="text/javascript">
 
</script>
<style type="text/css">
	.link
	{
		color: #ffffff;
	}
	.link:hover
	{
		color: #ffffff;
	}
	.link:active
	{
		color: #ffffff;
	}
	.link:visited
	{
		color: #ffffff;
	}
</style>
<title>Untitled Document</title>
</head>
<body style="background-color:purple">
<a class="link" href="#">Test</a>
</body>
</html>

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by:starfailure
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if you want to style the links inside the table differently than the rest of the web page, use inheritance in your css:
example:

table a {
  color: #abcdef;
}

table a:hover {
  color: #000000;
}

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by:starfailure
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err.. don't know why i said "inheritance".  i mean Hierarchy
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edenmachine earned 100 total points
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Worse case scenario you add a span tag inside of the <a> tag like so:

<td width='81' class='class2'><a target=madetail href=tec.php?action=commands><span style="color:white;">commands</span></a></td>

HOWEVER - this is the best and "more correct" way to do it:
inside your style you should put a NEW entry:

.class2 a {color:white;}

You might also need to and these depending on how your stylesheet is setup:
.class2 a:link {color:white;}
.class2 a:active {color:white;}
.class2 a:visited {color:white;}
.class2 a:hover {color:yellow;} /*or whatever the hover color you'd like */


Basically this tells your page that whenever there is an <a> tag inside another tag that has the "class2" style attribute that the color of the font for that <a> tag needs to be white.  This will keep all your other <a> tag font colors normal and will only affect the ones inside the class2 style.




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Worked like a champ - THANKS!
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